These 3 maps show much rain is expected to fall through Thursday

Heavy rains are heading into southeast New England as a flash flood watch remains in effect for Eastern Massachusetts until 12 p.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service forecasts up to 2 inches of rain in Boston through Thursday, with some parts of Cape Cod and the Islands receiving more than 4 inches. The flash flood watch in the Cape Cod region is in place until 8 p.m. Wednesday because of moderate to heavy rain. Though the strong wind threats are expected to end this morning, gusts up to 45 mph with heavier rain are still possible in the southeastern part of the state. Boston is expected to see winds up to 27 mph.


MassDOT reported I-90 Westbound at Commonwealth Ave had been partially closed Wednesday morning due to flooding. One lane remained closed as of around 8 a.m.

These three maps show how much rain is expected throughout the region:

Rainfall predictions through Thursday, Oct. 26. —National Weather Service


Rainfall totals overnight Tuesday, Oct. 24. —National Weather Service


Maximum wind forecasts through the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 25. —National Weather Service

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