Small Stream Flooding Possible Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory because of the possibility of urban and small stream flooding on Wednesday morning.

There’s the possibility for thunderstorms that include strong winds, hail and flash flooding on Wednesday. And flooding could occur on Wednesday morning in Hamilton and Wenham with a line of heavy rain that is moving across the state.

Just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory that will run through 9:45 a.m.

The advisory was issued because of a line of strong storms - that as of 6:50 a.m. runs from Milford, N.H. through Clinton and Shrewsbury to Willimantic, Conn. – was headed eastward. The storms were headed towards Hamilton and Wenham, as well as much of the North Shore.

“Heavy rainfall rates of 1-1.5 inches per hour can be expected with these storms as they progress eastward through eastern portions of southern New England through mid-morning,” the weather service said.

The advisory means that “river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.”

Earlier in the morning, the National Weather Service in Taunton issued an alert at 4:16 a.m. . It applies to most of Massachusetts, plus part of southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


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