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Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a Flood Watch for Westport and area from Friday morning through Saturday morning.

An advisory said a total rainfall amount of 1 to 1.5 inches with locally higher amounts up to 2.0 inches is expected to occur during Friday morning into Friday afternoon.

In addition, the potential for brief heavy rainfall from embedded thunderstorms could further exacerbate rapid water rises across the watch area.

The combination of current snow pack, frozen ground and high rainfall rates could result in significant ponding on urban areas roadways and underpasses as well as small stream flooding, the Weather Service said.

Even though the rain is expected to taper off Friday afternoon, the potential for flooding on small streams may continue through Saturday morning due to rain runoff, the Weather Service said.

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