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Rain, Melting Snow Combine To Threaten Flooding

The rain is tapering off across Massachusetts but there is still a danger of flooding in some areas. One to two inches of rain is expected to fall in the Boston area Monday.

The National Weather Service says unseasonably mild temperatures and heavy rainfall led to rapidly melting snow, causing rivers and streams to rise through Monday.

Rivers in the northeastern and central parts of the state are still rising and could reach flood stage.

Far western parts of the state got snow.

Spotters tell the weather service that some areas of the state, including Orange, Westfield and Ashburnham got about three inches of rain.

The sun is expected to come out later Monday, but temperatures will fall. Commuters should take it easy on the roadways Monday morning as rain continues to fall across the region, leaving pooling water on many streets and highways.

This program aired on March 7, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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