NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of possible flash floods in parts of Rhode Island as a storm hits southern New England with rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches an hour.

The warning extends through 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in parts of Providence, Kent and Bristol counties. Forecasters are particularly concerned about urban areas in Cranston and Warwick. Other communities that are expected to see flooding are Providence, Barrington and Pawtucket.

The service says there is the potential for flash floods in the rest of the state.

Motorists are urged not to drive on flooded streets.

No major power outages have been reported Wednesday.

All high-speed ferry service to Block Island has been canceled, as have ferries between the island and Newport and Fall River, Massachusetts.


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