Flood threat over as storms move out

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some lingering rainstorms could impact Southern New England overnight Wednesday into Thursday, but flash flooding is no longer a threat.

Strong thunderstorms throughout the day Wednesday brought gusty winds, downpours, lightning and localized street flooding around the region. Fortunately, the storms moved through quickly so there was no widespread flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch was in effect for Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for much of the day, but was called off at 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service also issued an Airport Weather Warning for ground operations at Rhode Island state airports, which led to several delays in and out of T.F. Green.

Our Power Outage Database showed only a few outages in the region, but as with any storm, that could change quickly.

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