Flood Watch for Newport County, RI. Radar valid at 2:30 pm on January 24, 2023.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Rhode Island and southeastern portions of Massachusetts, effective from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The watch is due to the potential for flooding caused by a combination of heavy rain and snowmelt.

Residents in the affected areas should be aware that excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Poor drainage and urban areas are particularly at risk for flooding.

The NWS advises that people in the affected areas should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should take steps to prepare for the potential for flooding, such as elevating important possessions and considering evacuation plans.

For more information, residents can visit the National Weather Service’s website for safety tips and information on how to prepare for potential flooding.

Flood Watch for Newport County

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Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk
MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-
Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Smithfield, Coventry, Quincy, Boston, West
Greenwich, West Warwick, Warwick, East Greenwich, Brockton,
Plymouth, Fall River, Foster, Norwood, Foxborough, Newport,
Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Taunton, Bristol, Providence, Westerly,
Cambridge, and Narragansett
228 PM EST Tue Jan 24 2023

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt is possible.

* WHERE…Rhode Island and southeastern portions of Massachusetts.

* WHEN…From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– A period of heavy rain combined with snowmelt Wednesday night
into Thursday morning may cause street and poor drainage
flooding along with rises on area rivers, creeks and streams.
Localized flooding also will be favored where heavy rain
falls on clogged storm drains.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.


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