Yet Another Round Of Showers & Thunderstorms W/ More Flooding Expected This Afternoon & Tonight

This Afternoon & Tonight: A stationary front extends across central Connecticut, central Rhode Island and southeastern Mass. This front will be the focus area for more shower and thunderstorm development this afternoon across Western and Central Mass. I expect to see the shower and thunderstorm coverage increase starting between 12 and 2 pm this afternoon. The highest coverage of shower and thunderstorm activity will be found near and south of the Mass Pike with more of a scattered nature of shower and thunderstorm activity found north of the Mass Pike. It is expected that the shower and thunderstorm activity will continue through the first half of tonight before very slowly ending well after midnight tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with locally much higher amounts are expected this afternoon into tonight. This additional rainfall is likely to lead to even more rapid flash flooding of urban areas and streams and small rivers. In addition, the bigger rivers, such as the Connecticut River and the Blackstone River may even approach and exceed flood stage The severe weather threat this afternoon and tonight looks low as the atmosphere is more stable today as compared to yesterday – but still, these heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce a lot of much unneeded rainfall. Temperatures this afternoon will be around 75 Degrees. Monday looks cloudy and there is likely to be a few showers around. Fortunately, the atmosphere will dry out a little and because of this, the heavy rainfall threat will be extremely low on Monday. High temperatures Monday will be between 70 and 75 Degrees.

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