Live Blog: September 1, 2013 – Flash Flooding

Locally heavy rain is causing flash flooding in part of Southern New England. Morning thunderstorms blossomed over RI, CT and SE MA. Check this page often for live blog updates from Right Weather meteorologist Fred Campagna on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Feel free to ask questions in the comment section near the bottom of the page.

Fred Campagna September 1, 201312:33 pm

Storm reports collected by the National Weather Service:

Rainfall Reports:
Coventry, RI: 5.25″
Newton, MA: 3.00″
Wellesley, MA: 2.43″
West Roxbury, MA: 2.31″ (2.02″ of rain in 1 hour)
Natick, MA: 2.19″
Walpole, MA: 1.1″ of rain in less than 1 hour

Lightning/Hail/Wind Damage Reports:
759 AM: Coventry, RI: Rte 117 at Route 116 under the railorad trestle is impassable due to flooding and there are cars stuck in the flood waters.
800 AM: Coventry, RI: House Fire Due to Lightning on Sunappe Court
804 AM: Coventry, RI: garage fire due to lightning on Hill Farm Road
812 AM: West Greenwich, RI: House Fire due to lightning on Weaver Hill Road
824 AM: Coventry, RI: Tiogue Avenue – flooded and impassable in area of 1070 Tiogue Avenue
834 AM: Coventry, RI: Route 117 at South Main Street – flooded with a car stuck in the flood waters
837 AM: Coventry, RI: 117 impassable at shapers park at around 1300 main st. Hopkins Hill at Tiogue intersection is flooded with 4 cars stuck in the flood waters.
846 AM: Coventry, RI: Multiple power outages in the area due to lightning
907 AM: Wellesley, MA: portion of Washington Street closed due to flooding and 3 cars stuck in flood waters due to flooding on rte 16/rte 9 interesecyion
908 AM: Coventry, RI: Laurel Ave at Washington Street (Rte 117) flooded and impassable.
915 AM: Framingham, MA: Route 9 East and Westbound at the intersection of Rte 126 is flooded and impassable. Speen Street at Cochituate Road, flooded and impassable, cars stuck in the flood waters
915 AM: Dedham, MA: Power Lines Down on Ames Street
921 AM: Needham, MA: 3/4″ Hail
924 AM: Needham MA: Route 128 closed in both directions near exit 19 due to flash flooding. All lanes were reopened at approximately 1045 AM, some lane reopenings occurred between 10 and 1045 AM before the road was completely reopened.
926 AM: Wellesley, MA: Great Plain Avenue – 2 cars stuck in flood waters. Weston Road – one car stuck in flood waters.
946 AM: Wellesley, MA: Route 9 East bound at Kingsbury turnaround is flooded and impassable
949 AM: Wellesley, MA: Brook Street – car stuck in the flood waters
956 AM: West Roxbury, MA: car stuck in flood waters on spring street in front of shaw’s supermaket
1000 AM: Walpole, MA: Utility pole struck by lightning on Maple Street.
1000 AM: Norwood MA – Rte 1 – lightning strike on a utility pole with wires down.
1013 AM: Norwood, MA: Nahatan Street bridge, car stuck in several feet of water.
1027 AM: Quincy, MA: Lightning strike on Spears Street, minor damage to the roof/attic of the home
1040 AM: Randolph, MA: St. Bernadette Church struck by lightning, minor damage to the church

Fred Campagna September 1, 201312:02 pm

20,000+ without power in Southern New England. Most of the outages are in RI, with Kent County the hardest hit in RI.


Fred Campagna September 1, 201311:59 am

Heaveist rain through noon has been in RI, but Boston and MetroWest catching up as heavy t-storms continue there. Heavy rain has ended for now in RI.

Fred Campagna September 1, 201311:51 am

Computer models having a tough time handling the where and when of the scattered showers and thunderstorms over SNE. Best bet through mid-afternoon is for showers to pop up inland. After that, there may be more that develop closer to the coast. Bottom-line is the weather will stay unsettled through Labor Day.

Fred Campagna September 1, 201311:48 am

Fred Campagna September 1, 201311:47 am

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:38 am

Check our Social Stream for any updates between 10-11 am.


Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:34 am

New Flash Flood Warning from the NWS in southern Providence County (Scituate to W. Cranston) until 12:30 pm.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:26 am

Worst storm right now is south of Boston in Dedham, MA. There are some torrential downpours in the northern half of RI, too.

Action near Boston moving east-southeast, action in RI moving east-northeast. Northern Bristol/Plymouth counties in MA likely to get hit.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:13 am

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:11 am

Nasty slow-moving thunderstorm in Metro West reaching into Boston. Flash Flooding and some hail possible with that one.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:09 am

Storms have shifted just north of hardest hit areas in Kent County. Locally heavy downpours likely in Providence County in the next couple of hours.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20139:02 am

Storms in RI appear to be weakening a bit. Storm near Needham, MA still going strong.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:58 am

A month’s worth of rain for some from these thunderstorms. Heaviest in RI continue to be in the West Bay expanding north into the Providence Metro area. Nasty storms near Boston, too. Another cell, not as impressive, flirting with Newport and Sakonnet Point.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:53 am

3,000+ Rhode Islanders without power in scattered outages.


Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:47 am

Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:43 am

Storms are blossoming over Providence Metro. Boston about to get hit, too.

Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:41 am

Coventry, RI: Route 117 at Route 116 impassable due to flooding

Fred Campagna September 1, 20138:40 am

3.4″ of rain reported at 8:15 am in Coventry, RI where it is still pouring. Flash Flood Warning until 11 am in Kent County, RI


Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist – Right Weather LLC
AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

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