Small streams and roadways could flood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, April 23, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a small stream flood advisory for parts of eastern Worcester County, including the Westborough area. The advisory runs to 10:45 a.m. According to NWS, a cluster of moderate to heavy rainfall is moving through the area and has potential rainfall rates of a half inch per hour. Most of the area has already received 2 to 3 inches of rainfall from this storm. The additional rain may lead to poor drainage flooding of low-lying areas. The rain is expected to gradually drop off to a lighter intensity as the morning continues. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page. If you'd like to receive the …
The National Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding.
A big green blob that we are accustomed to seeing on a weather map to indicate heavy rain is heading our way. Not only that, it has a lot of red and yellow in it, too. The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a severe thunderstorm warning, a flash flood warning and a flood advisory for this afternoon. The notices cover parts of central Massachusetts, and Westborough has been included in each of these notices. “At 1:32 p.m. EDT, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing golf ball size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph,” NWS reported. “This storm was located near Amherst and was moving east at 15 mph…radar estimates that up to two inches of rain has fallen in some …