As Storm Heads Northeast, Mass. In Line For A Downpour

Massachusetts is in line for a super soaking. The storm that has dropped a foot or more of rain on some areas of the East Coast is making its way across New England on Friday.

The torrential downpours and high winds hit western areas of Massachusetts early in the morning and were expected to reach the Boston area by midday.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch and a high wind warning for the much of the state.

A spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency says communities in the western part of the state are bracing for up to five inches of rain, while eastern Massachusetts could get up to three inches. The rain could bring urban street flooding.

Forecasters also say winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour and cause power outages.

This program aired on October 1, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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