The National Weather Service says flooding is possible in low-lying areas.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a flood watch for Portsmouth from 5 p.m. this afternoon through Thursday morning. Rain will continue to fall this afternoon with more rain tonight. Some locations could see up to 2.5 inches of rain overnight with more rainfall totals reaching 1.5 to two inches. Flooding in poor drainage and urban areas is likely, along with small stream flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight's Santa Claus visit to Portsmouth neighborhoods has been cancelled due to rain.
A flood watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday for Newport and Bristol Counties.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for our area.
On Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced that there could be flash floods in our area throughout the day. The NWS now warns that Portsmouth is under a flood watch due to the slow moving storm over New England. According to NWS, there will be widespread rainfall on Monday, accumulating one to three inches, possibly three to five inches into the evening. The NWS reports that the "rainfall amounts will result in sharp rises on rivers and streams," and that rivers could exceed the water capacity. The NWS also warns that urban areas with poor drainage may see flooding as a result of the rain.