Flash Flood Warning issued for Friday evening

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 7:30 p.m. Friday for the Portsmouth area.

From the National Weather Service website

* At 522 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rainfall crossing thru the warned area.

Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly, with significant urban and poor drainage flooding. Some roads may become impassable for a period of time.

In addition, some streams may quickly rise to near bankfull levels.

Up to 2 inches of rainfall is possible within an hour.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include… Providence, New Bedford, Brockton, Fall River, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Taunton, Weymouth, East Providence, Woonsocket, Braintree, Dartmouth, Cumberland, Randolph, North Providence, Franklin, Johnston, North Attleborough and Stoughton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding will occur quickly, and motorists who attempt to drive through flooded roads or underpasses could become trapped. Find alternate routes.

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