Another round of moderate to heavy rain showers is leading to minor flooding on the Pawcatuck River in Westerly, RI. The river rose to near flood stage (7 ft) after 3-5″ of rain late last week, and it receded to 6.9 ft late Monday afternoon before rising again in response to the showers that returned in earnest late Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
920 PM EDT MON JUN 10 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A
* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN RHODE ISLAND…
* UNTIL 915 AM EDT TUESDAY
* AT 916 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN IS OCCURRING
THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING FOR THE PAWCATUCK RIVER AT WESTERLY.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH OR TWO ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA…WHICH WILL PUT THE PAWCATUCK RIVER ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND
STREAMS…AS WELL AS NEARBY ROADS. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.