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Weather Update; Thursday, June 13, 4:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service's (NWS) flood warning for areas in Kent and Providence counties around the Pawtuxet River at Cranston remains in effect until Saturday morning. There is minor flooding occurring and forecasted for the Pawtuxet River. The river is expected to rise again tonight and crest near 10.8 feet, right below moderate flood stage. Depending on the amount of rainfall, the river should crest sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A flood warning for western Washington county remains in place until 5:15 p.m. on Thursday. NWS's flood watch for the entire state (except Block Island) remains in place until Saturday morning. Heavy rain is expected along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Total rainfall is estimated to be 1" to 3". The ground is already quite saturated, so the forecasted rainfall will cause urban and low-lying areas to flood. Heavy rain is expected to impact driving Thursday afternoon and evening. Drivers can expect reduced visibility and ponding or flooding on roads.

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 06-13-2013

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