The combination of snowmelt and up to an inch of rain could lead to some minor flooding of rivers and streams in Massachusetts Tuesday night. Much of interior southeast and central MA picked up more than a foot of snow Thursday into Friday. A cold front moving through on Tuesday afternoon and evening has the potential to bring an inch of rain and temperatures in the low 50s. There is not a threat of serious river flooding from this weather system. See the full text below from the National Weather Service.
FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 317 PM EDT MON MAR 11 2013 ...MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING... .THE COMBINATION OF RAIN AND SNOW MELT MAY CAUSE SOME STREAMS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS TO GO INTO MINOR FLOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MAZ004>006-012>014-017-018-026-120330- /O.NEW.KBOX.FA.A.0002.130312T1800Z-130313T1200Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA- SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA- NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM... LOWELL...LAWRENCE...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD... CAMBRIDGE...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...AYER 317 PM EDT MON MAR 11 2013 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN WORCESTER MA AND SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA. IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA...NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA...SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA AND WESTERN NORFOLK MA. IN NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN ESSEX MA. IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHERN BRISTOL MA AND WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA. * FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING * UP TO AN INCH OF RAINFALL COMBINED WITH SNOW MELT MAY CAUSE SOME SMALL STREAMS TO GO INTO FLOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. * ANY FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS IS EXPECTED TO BE MINOR. POOR DRAINAGE STREET FLOODING IS LIKELY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ESPECIALLY WHERE SNOW IS BLOCKING CATCH BASINS. THIS COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE TUESDAY EVENING RUSH HOUR. IN ADDITION...THE ASSABET RIVER MAY RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE WEDNESDAY. OTHER LARGER STREAMS WILL LIKELY EXHIBIT NOTABLE RISES BUT ARE AT THIS TIME EXPECTED TO REMAIN WITHIN THEIR BANKS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. 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. && $$ THOMPSON