- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch as southern New England braces for some potentially heavy rain.

The watch goes into effect at 8 a.m. Friday and continues through the afternoon for Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington counties in Rhode Island.

Barnstable, Plymouth and Bristol counties in southeastern Massachusetts are also covered by the watch.

Forecasters say torrential rain along with localized flash flooding is possible in those areas Friday. The rain could fall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times, though there remains some uncertainty around the forecast.

Forecasters say heavy rain could also fall in portions of Connecticut and in the Boston area at times during the day.

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