Strong storms, minor flooding possible as more rain moves through

Water levels on the rise for Pawcatuck River in Westerly

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Most of Thursday’s rainfall has moved through Southern New England.

River waters could still be on the rise with minor flooding Thursday night and into Friday.

Rivers and streams are already swollen from previous rainfall, with more than three inches falling over the past five days.

The rain along with strong to severe storms were possible all afternoon. The threat looked to be strongest between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Around 6:15 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Northwestern RI until 6:45 p.m.

A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Southern New England and a Flood Warning was issued for the Pawcatuck River in Westerly and Pawtuxet River in both Warwick and Cranston.

Roadways may also be prone to flooding, especially in low-lying areas, so drivers are urged to take caution on Thursday.

Winds gusts along with shore had the possibility of reaching 30 to 40 mph possible.

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