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Moderate to heavy rain could lead to some minor flooding in Massachusetts

Next Weather: WBZ morning forecast for May 16, 2024
Next Weather: WBZ morning forecast for May 16, 2024 02:52

BOSTON - The WBZ Weather Team has issued a NEXT Weather Alert for a period of moderate to heavy rain into Thursday.

The rain shield is pushing north through the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. There will be periods of moderate to heavy rain throughout the morning commute.

Thursday midday through the afternoon, the storm begins to slowly drift farther south and east, dragging its rain shield out to sea. Rain will taper to showers in the afternoon and will completely shut off by evening.

CBS Boston

How much rain is expected?

In general, we expect .5"-1.0" north of the Pike, tapering to less than 0.5" north of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. South of the Pike, there will be around 1-2".

There may be some areas that receive above 2", highest threat in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

CBS Boston

While we don't expect any significant flooding with this event, given the peak will occur during the Thursday morning commute, we would advise leaving extra time for travel.

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