Flood Watch Issued in Watertown for Heavy Rains Thursday, Friday

Steady rains on Thursday and Friday combined with recent rain and snow could lead to street flooding and minor flooding of area rivers and streams.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Thursday at 8 a.m. to Friday at 8 p.m.

The area could get as much as 1.5 inches of rain over the two days, adding to rivers and streams already swollen by recent storms.

Rains could also lead to local street flooding and flooding in areas of poor drainage.

Possible Flooding in Watertown Wednesday Night

Look for a long rain storm to hit Watertown on Wednesday, with heavy rains in the evening. The National Weather Service has issues a Flood Watch for the Watertown area and most of Eastern Massachusetts on Wednesday. Rain will start in the afternoon, and get heavy between 5 and 8 p.m. The area could get 1.5 to 2.5 inches and some places it could be as much as 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation will continue into Thursday morning.