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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Region

Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.

The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for Massachusetts residents, including Sharon, and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses.

The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m.

The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms.

The NWS says this could result in flooding.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail.

The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today.

The greatest risk for these storms is in western Massachusetts, but the entire has the potential to see severe weather, especially between 4 p.m. and midnight.

Despite cloud cover this morning, partial sunshine is expected to break through in the early afternoon, allowing for an unstable atmosphere, which will help build for multiple rounds of thunderstorms, the NWS said.

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