Floods. Nic Czarnecki/Metro Boston

A hard rain is going to fall on the Bay State, prompting the National Weather Service to put out flood warnings.

Starting Wednesday at 2 a.m., the National Weather Service is issuing flood warnings for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex and Essex Counties.

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The threat of downpours with up to six inches of water will remain in effect until Thursday, October 1. NOAA issued a warning that wind speeds might reach up to 40 mph on Wednesday.


The Supermoon is also a factor, causing large tidal shifts. This has the potential to cause minor to moderate coastal flooding.

They also warn of Tropical Storm Joaquin, which could make for a rainy weekend.

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