Good Evening from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…
Most of Today’s rainfall is moving out as of 9:20 PM. The heavy thunderstorms for early this evening dumped the most rain Today along with lots of lightning and some street flooding. Despite the rain moving out some rivers continue to rise with minor flooding thru Friday. The Blackstone River is rising but is expected to stay below flood stage.
Here is the latest”
DOPPLER RADAR AS OF 920PM SHOWS THE HEAVY RAIN HAS MOVED OUT
FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR RIVERS AND STREAMS THRU FRIDAY (mostly minor flooding)
MEASURED RAINFALL TODAY WITH SOME AREAS OVER AN INCH
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE PAWCATUCK RIVER (Westerly, Wood River Junction) CONTINUES
PAWCATUCK RIVER GRAPH SHOW LEVELS REACHING 1.5 FT “ABOVE” FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY AM
This will produce minor flooding in low lying areas (See below)
At 9.0 feet...Lowland flooding is anticipated from Hopkinton downriver through Westerly, Stonington and New Stonington. Lowest lying homes along Hiscox Road in Westerly are inundated by floodwaters. Along Route 3, flooding occurs at homes in French Village in Hopkinton. Follow the advice of local officials, and evacuate if asked to do so. Floodwaters may inundate Route 49 by the North Stonington and Stonington town line.
PAWCATUCK RIVER AT WOOD RIVER JUNCTION
At 5.0 feet...In Richmond, floodwaters begin to pond onto Wood River Drive. In Hopkinton off of Main Street, the Wood River begins to flood Dow Park.
FLOOD WARNING FOR MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE PAWTUXET RIVER THRU FRIDAY
LATEST PAWTUXET RIVER GRAPH FORECAST SHOWS A CREST OF A HALF FOOT ABOVE FLOOD BY FRIDAY AM
Pawtuxet River At 9.5 feet...Parking lots and roads are flooded in low lying areas of Warwick and Cranston near the Pawtuxet River. Impacted roads include River Street, Pioneer Avenue, Bellows Street and Venturi Avenue in Warwick.
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