Weekend rain means threat of flooding for Massachusetts
The National Weather Service is encouraging Massachusetts residents to be on high alert for possible flooding on Monday.
In Taunton, the National Weather Service issued urban and small stream flood warnings for Worcester, Hampshire and Hampden counties.
Streams in western Worcester County, as well as the eastern portions of Hampden and Hampshire County, are expected to have minor flooding later this morning into this afternoon, in effect until 3 p.m. As of 9 a.m., several waterways were already overflowing.
Drivers were asked to refrain from navigating the flooded areas, as they often look more shallow than they actually are.
Meteorologists predict a variety of precipitation throughout Monday, including flooding, snow and some strong winds measuring up to 45 mph on Cape Cod as the storm continues to move off the coast. A quick coating of ice and rain is also expected.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency issued list of actions to assist residents in the case of a flood.
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