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Flood Watch Issued for Concord

Rainfall combined with snow melt may cause rivers to overflow, and the Assabet River could rise above 'flood stage.'

Concord residents living near the Assabet River and other waterways will want to keep a keen eye on those water levels over the next few days.

According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch has been issued for much of the region, including Concord.

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, residents can expect up to an inch of rain. Combine that with anticipated snow melt and small streams can be expected to flood, the NWS said.

A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents are advised to be on the alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Says the NWS:

Any flooding of small streams is expected to be minor. Poor drainage street flooding is likely Tuesday afternoon and evening, especially where snow is blocking catch basins. This could have an impact on the Tuesday evening rush hour. In addition ... The Assabet River may rise above flood stage late Wednesday. Other larger streams will likely exhibit notable rises but are expected to remain within their banks.

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