People on the roads Tuesday afternoon ought to be looking out for flooding, as a number of inches of heavy rain drenches the extraordinarily dry Bay State.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for elements of Massachusetts till 6:45 p.m. The flood warning is for elements of Bristol and Plymouth counties. The particular communities embody Attleboro, North Attleboro, Bridgewater, Mansfield, Middleboro, Easton, and Norton.
Trained climate spotters reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain throughout the warned space. Between 4 and 6 inches of rain have fallen, which is predicted to set off flash flooding.
There could possibly be flash flooding of small creeks and streams, city areas, highways, streets and underpasses, in addition to different poor drainage and low-lying areas.
“Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads,” the National Weather Service wrote in its warning. “Most flood deaths happen in autos.
“Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads,” NWS added. “Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.”
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency tweeted, “Get to higher ground. Do not drive or walk into water. Turn around, don’t drown!”
Massachusetts is going through a big drought this summer time, with nearly 40% of the state experiencing an excessive drought. The flash flood warning space is going through an excessive drought.