How much rain the remnants of Hurricane Florence will bring to New England

Florence, now a tropical depression, is expected to bring “excessive rainfall” to southern New England on Tuesday.

Jayme Cayton walks up to her flooded home for the first time after Hurricane Florence hit Emerald Isle N.C.,Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
Jayme Cayton walks up to her flooded home for the first time after Florence hit Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Sunday. –Tom Copeland / AP

Keep your umbrella close at hand Tuesday.

The remnants of Hurricane Florence are expected to bring “widespread rainfall” to southern New England late Monday night through Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service, with nearly all of Massachusetts under a Flash Flood Watch during that time.

“Widespread rainfall totals [will be at] 1-3 [inches with] localized heavier amounts up to 4-6 [inches],” forecasters said on Twitter Monday morning. “Flash flooding of urban/poor-drainage areas possible, as well as small streams/tributaries; still some uncertainty as to who will see the most.”

Threat event summary

Excessive rainfall outlooks

Flash flood watch

Expected rainfall

Florence, now a tropical depression, has already claimed at least 17 lives along the East Coast. Despite its weaker status, service forecasters warned not to take it lightly.

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According to the service’s seven-day forecast for Boston, rain should clear the area by 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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