Flood warnings remain in effect for Rhode Island rivers, but forecasters for with the National Weather Service says people shouldn't fear a repeat of the historic floods of March 2010; which were the worst in the state. However residents in Westerly were still worried.
Gail Quatromanni lives in a sprawling ranch with spectacular view of the Pawcatuck River. But it hasn't been looking very pretty in the last couple days. In a 24 hour period starting Sunday morning, Quatromanni said the river rose 19 inches.
All eyes are on the Pawtuxet and Pawcatuck rivers as they are expected to rise even higher Friday night. The Blackstone River is also rising.
Two inches of rain fell between Thursday and Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. It came in what was already a soggy week in Rhode Island. All the rain has pushed the Pawtuxet River to more than a foot above flood stage. The National Weather Service expects it to crest at 11 feet and remain high through Saturday night.
The National Weather Service has extended flood warnings for the Pawtuxet and Pawcatuck Rivers. Over two inches of rain fell across many parts of Rhode Island Monday night, and more rain is expected Tuesday night.
This is the sound of the Pawtuxet River in Cranston, which is still rising due to heavy rain. Flood stage is for the Pawtuxet is 9 feet. The National Weather Service projects it will reach 11 feet by Wednesday afternoon.