The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Southeastern New England which includes the Cape and Islands.
Moderate to heavy rain is expected across the region this morning with rainfall of one to two inches possible. That creates the potential for urban and poor drainage flood issues with greater concern for coastal communities as the rainfall will coincide with high tide.
In addition, embedded thunderstorms within the moderate to heavy rain are forecast and these storms may become severe with the main threats being gusty winds and possibly a brief tornado or waterspout. The bulk of the flooding and severe weather threats are expected to occur until roughly noon with clearing skies after that.