The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Worcester area through 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Doppler radar shows that showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall are moving into Greater Worcester, capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain in a short period of time, according to the National Weather Service.
Urban flash flooding is expected.
“Significant ponding of water is expected in urban and other poor drainage areas in Worcester and surrounding communities,” the weather service wrote. “In addition, some flashy small streams may produce minor flooding.”
Motorists are encouraged to avoided flooded areas, as flooding will happen quickly and poses a significant hazard.
The warning is in place for southeastern Worcester County and south central Middlesex County.
Locations that will likely experience flooding include Worcester, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Milford, Westborough, Grafton, Holden, Webster, Southbridge, Ashland, Auburn, Northbridge, Hopkinton, Northborough, Oxford, Uxbridge, Millbury, Charlton, Spencer and Dudley, according to the weather service.
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