Our parade of storms continues with another round of soaking rain on the way for today into Friday. We’re getting used to–and sick of this–another FLOOD WATCH issued for all of RI and most of SE MA through Saturday morning.
It’s low pressure moving our way that will be responsible for rain, gusty winds and unseasonably chilly temperatures. In fact, our high temperatures will be held in the 60s for the next 2 days…unseasonably chilly for mid-June. Rainfall totals again look hefty… especially considering we’ve already picked up more than 7″ this month. With saturated grounds and rivers and streams swollen it won’t take much to lead to some street, poor drainage, basement and river and stream flooding. Here’s what the RPM model is printing this morning out for rainfall from this storm system:
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few areas near 4″. Some of our local rivers–the Pawtuxet and Pawcatuck Rivers–continue to see minor flooding this morning, even before this latest rainfall, so they are expected to see additional minor flooding–perhaps moderate flooding for the Pawtuxet depending on how much rain falls over Cranston and Warwick.
The other component of this storm will be the gusty northeast winds tonight. They’ll strengthen to 20-25mph with a few gusts to 35-45mph. Gusty winds will die down on Friday, with most of the showers tapering off through the afternoon.
Please stay tuned to updates and we continue to track this system.