NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Heavy rains are expected to spread over southern New England on Wednesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch.
Forecasters say the heaviest storms could have rainfall of 2 inches an hour, with localized flash flooding. Most areas can expect to get 1 to 3 inches of rain, and some could get as much as 4 or 5.
Steady rain is expected to move from west to east beginning around daylight Wednesday and could affect morning commuters in western New England. It's expected to taper off by evening.
An advisory for minor coastal flooding is in effect for the overnight high tide in southwestern Connecticut, and for midday high tides in eastern and southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Forecasters say there's a chance of an isolated severe thunderstorm in eastern areas Wednesday.
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