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Parts of RI Soaked with Nearly 6 Inches of Rain

Downpours were expected to continue into the night Monday.

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File photo.
Parts of Rhode Island were soaked with nearly 6 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

The highest unofficial total for Sunday morning through Monday morning was 5.86 inches in Hope Valley, according to the National Weather Service. Providence received 4 inches.

NWS reported the following totals in Providence County:
  • Johnston: 3.45
  • Cranston: 3.29
  • Woonsocket: 3.26
The following totals were reported in Newport County:
  • Middletown: 4.08
  • Portsmouth: 3.94
  • Little Compton: 3.45
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The rain caused havoc across the region, triggering a mudslide, delaying Amtrak service, and trapping at least one vehicle in floodwater.

Rain was expected to continue through Monday night. The forecast called for sun the rest of the week.
Jack Baillargeron March 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM
(Who will stop the rain) by CCR comes to mind of late ;-}
10speed March 31, 2014 at 04:15 PM
That amount of rain at one time is probably what the Calif desert gets in 5 years. ... and a third of a season's rainfall (season 4 months.. about 17-18") on coastal Calif.

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