(NECN) – Slow-moving thunderstorms have developed across New England, and they are so heavy from Framingham, MA, to Boston that the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning. This is part of an outer band of Hurricane Irene.
There’s still not much wind yet, but this is just the beginning. This is hour number one of what will likely be about a thirty-hour storm, according to meteorologist Tim Kelley.
There are torrential downpours in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. They are going to have a 10- to 20-inch rain storm.
The center of Irene is moving out of North Carolina into Virginia and will go right along the shore, moving to the North, North East at about 13 mph with sustained winds of 85 mph. It will likely maintain status quo as a category 1 hurricane.
Widespread torrential downpours will be at 5 a.m. Sunday morning. The rain flooding will be worse than the ocean flooding. Hurricane force winds will plow into Connecticut and Rhode Island during the early morning and afternoon on Sunday.