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Forecasters predict downpours of up to 4 inches of rain, warn of floods

Posted July 1, 2009 03:19 PM

By Globe Staff

The National Weather Service is warning this afternoon of possible flash flooding in areas in central and eastern Massachusetts, with some areas expected to get a drenching of as much as 4 inches of rain in a brief period.

With areas of showers and thunderstorms crossing through southern New England, some of the storms may produce rains that will bring the "threat for flash flooding," the weather service said as it issued a flash flood watch, effective through Thursday evening.

"Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation," the weather service said, warning that urban flooding is "of particular concern."

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