Minor coastal flooding occurring after storm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The remnants of Hurricane Patricia are bringing some nasty weather to Southern New England Thursday morning. A Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until noon.

The Forecast

The heaviest rain ended Thursday morning for Rhode Island, Fall River and New Bedford.

There’s still a potential for street flooding as the rain and wind knock down leaves, which could clog storm drains.

Departments of Public Works crews were seen out in flood-prone areas of Providence and Cranston Wednesday, working to clear storm drains of debris.

Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello will have more in her updated futurecast on Eyewitness News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.

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In Rhode Island, some events on Wednesday were canceled or postponed, including a Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo and a state police inspection ceremony.

Operators for the Block Island Ferry said they’re monitoring the weather for Thursday, and will make a decision on the ferry schedule no later than 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

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