The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning beginning Wednesday morning as more rain continues to move across western Massachusetts.
Rivers and streams will continue to rise due to mild air and rainfall. The Flood warning includes areas near the Connecticut River in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. A flood watch will remain in effect until Wednesday morning when the Connecticut River is expected to rise over its flood stage.
According to the National Weather Service, the Connecticut River in Northampton had risen to 111.3 feet by 12 p.m. while the flood stage is 112 feet. Experts expect the river to rise to near 115.6 feet by Thursday morning.
Flood waters may also reach Route 5 in Northampton and a portion of the road may be impassable. Flooding is also expected to spread across the lower lying sections of Southampton and parts of Hadley.
The Connecticut River in is also expected to rise over the flood stage in Enfield, Conn.
Check out the CBS 3 Springfield weather page for the latest updates.
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