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Heavy Downpours, Urban Flooding Wednesday; Likely Lasting Through The Week

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Heavy rain may continue on and off through the end of the week, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather...

Heavy rain may continue on and off through the end of the week, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Wednesday morning, when downpours caused localized flooding.

Meteorologist Bill Simpson said while the rainy weather will last through the weekend, the heaviest downpours may let up.

“This is not constant heavy rain like we’re experiencing now, but again, we’re talking about five days,” said Simpson. “Later on Thursday into Friday, and then we’ll see what happens for the weekend.”

Wednesday’s rains are likely to dump about 1-3 inches of rain on the state, and the same is expected for Thursday through Friday.

The National Weather Service says the current wet weather is not the result of Hurricane Joaquin, which New England could feel next week.

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It may be hard to see, but it's quite rainy in downtown Providence
It may be hard to see, but it's quite rainy in downtown Providence