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Heavy Rain but Most Rivers/Steams Should be OK

rainSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) Heavy rain and will continue to move into the area and will last through tonight as the remains of Andrea move up the coast. A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Western Massachusetts through tomorrow morning.

A solid 2-3″ of rain will fall across western Mass with the heaviest rain occurring this evening into tonight. The rain will cause some street flooing along with flooding in areas of poor drainage. There may be some minor flooding along small rivers and streams however most of the bigger rivers should be ok.

Here is the river forecast from The National Weather Service in Taunton:



FLOOD STAGE             FRI 2p    FRI 8p    SAT 8a
MONTAGUE         28.0:                            11.4      11.9       13.2
NORTHAMPTON    112.0:                       102.9     —-       —-
HOLYOKE DAM      9.0:                             —–    —–     —–
HOLYOKE              26.5:                                ——   —-    —–
SPRINGFIELD     20.0:                                 3.6     3.5      4.5
THOMPSONVILLE    5.0:                           -0.5    -0.5      -0.1
HARTFORD        16.0:                                    5.2     5.0      5.8
MIDDLE HADDAM    7.0:                            2.7     2.1         1.9

CHICOPEE RIVER                                    FRI 2p     FRI 8a   SAT 8a
INDIAN ORCHARD  12.0:                             5.5         5.6            7.5

WESTFIELD RIVER                                     FRI 2p   FRI 8p   SAT 8a
WESTFIELD       13.0:                                      4.9          5.7              9.1

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