Parts of the state see record rainfall on Christmas Day

BOSTON — Parts of New England, including Boston and Worcester, saw record rainfall on Christmas Day as warm weather and 50 to 70 mph wind gusts passed through the area.

7 p.m.: Flood Warnings canceled across Mass.

5 p.m.: Flood Watch canceled for the area. Some Flood Warnings remain in effect but those are set to expire by 7:00 pm. as the rain is moving out.

3 p.m.: Flood warnings remain in effect for parts of Mass. Rain to continue this afternoon before cold air arrives Saturday.

Noon: The high wind warning has dropped for Massachusetts, but an advisory remains in effect.

Record rainfall in Boston, Worcester, Providence and other local areas

11 a.m.: Many areas are seeing record rainfall as it’s continuing to rain. Since midnight, Boston has .98 inches.

Flood warning issued for central Massachusetts

9 a.m.: Shiri says there’s a flood warning for central Massachusetts where 1 to 2 inches of rain is causing small rivers to reach their banks.

Whipping winds

8 a.m.: More than 7,200 customers across Massachusetts are without power, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

7:40 a.m.:

Power outages spreading across Massachusetts

7 a.m.: More than 3,700 customers are without power, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Power outages are expected

5:30 a.m.: Widespread power outages are expected across Massachusetts, especially through noon.


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Winter driving tips from MassDOT:

- Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, even the hood and roof, before driving, (start with the tailpipe).

- Leave plenty of room for stopping

- Remember that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.

- Use brakes carefully. Brake early. Brake correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.

- Bridge decks freeze first. Due to the difference in the exposure to air, the surface condition can be worse on a bridge than on the approach road.

- Exit ramps are an even greater challenge during the winter since they may have received less anti-icing material than the main line.

- Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows – stay back at least 200 feet and don’t pass on the right.

- Seat belts should be worn at all times – it’s the law.

- Most importantly please remember to slow down.

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- How and when to protect your pipes from freezing

- Winter weather: How to shovel, remove snow safely

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