Wellesley motorists are being warned by police of dangerous black ice that could form on the roads during Thursday morning's commute if heavy rains are followed by a steep drop in temperature.
"Given the mild weather of the past few months, WPD would like to remind motorists that there is a strong chance that heavy rain over the next 20 hours could freeze on roadways given a sudden temperature drop," said an emailed notification from the police department.
The notification said it if there is a temperature drop, it is likely that the weather could impact the early Thursday morning commute. "Please remember to check conditions in the morning before heading out," it said.
National Weather Service in Taunton issued a Flood Watch for Middlesex, Hampden, Norfolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Worcester and Suffolk Counties lasting between 5 p.m. this evening through Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service expects rain to continue through the afternoon with additional areas of rain moving through tonight. The additional areas will see 1.5 to 2 inches of rain with the potential of 2.5 inches for a few locations.
Flooding of poor drainage and urban areas is likely, along with the potential of small stream flooding.
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