The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for part of central and western Massachusetts until 315 pm Friday. Locally heavy rain continues in areas that have already seen 1-3″ of rain in the past 12 hours. Another 1-2″ of rain is possible through mid-afternoon. Poor drainage and small stream flooding are most likely.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1233 PM EDT FRI AUG 9 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN HAMPDEN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... HAMPSHIRE COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS... WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS... EXTREME SOUTHERN CHESHIRE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE... * UNTIL 330 PM EDT * AT 1226 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA OF NORTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS. 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN THESE AREAS AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IS LIKELY THROUGH 330 PM. AS A RESULT...FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY ON SOME SMALL STREAMS AND IN URBAN AREAS. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... WORCESTER...FITCHBURG...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...GREENFIELD... ORANGE...DEERFIELD...GARDNER...SOUTH HADLEY...EASTHAMPTON... BELCHERTOWN...PALMER...ATHOL...MONTAGUE...MONSON...AND STURBRIDGE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. AVOID STREAMS AND CREEKS. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.