• Heavy rain prompts flood warnings for Boston area


    (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – After a day full of Flash Flood Warnings from the National Weather Service for the Boston area, the final warning has expired; however, weather-related problems still persist.

    The first Flash Flood Warning was issued for the Boston area at about 8:57 a.m. Sunday and the final warning, which was issued for northwestern Hampshire County in western Massachusetts, expired at 5:30 p.m.

    Throughout the day, Flash Flood Warnings were issued for southern Middlesex County, all of Suffolk County, northern Norfolk County, and central Worcester County.

    The rain came and went and left up to four inches in some areas.

    Numerous highways and roads were closed due to flooding and reports of some trapped vehicles.

    NStar says about 400 Boston area residents were without power Sunday afternoon due to the weather.

    The Boston Globe reports that all lanes on Interstate 95 in the area of Route 9 in Framingham reopened after being closed Sunday morning. State police say delays are expected due to minor flooding in construction areas.

    Showers and thunderstorms will remain in the region into Tuesday.

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