Scattered, strong thunderstorms bringing at-times heavy rain Sunday and Monday have caused the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the Braintree area.
The warning is in effect until 12 p.m. Sunday for Southeastern Middlesex, Suffolk and Northern Norfolk counties, and a hazardous weather outlook has also been published for much of the region.
From the NWS:
"AT 938 AM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED NUMEROUS HIGHWAY AND ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO WATER INUNDATING THE ROADWAY...WITH SEVERAL
CARS STUCK IN THE FLOOD WATERS.
"UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
NEXT HOUR ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED FOR RAPID AND POTENTIALLY LIFE
THREATENING FLOODING. IN URBAN AREAS AVOID FLOODED ROADS AND OBEY
ROAD CLOSURES. THOSE NEAR SMALL STREAMS MUST HEAD FOR HIGHER GROUND