The latest Massachusetts drought map, released this morning, shows that last week's rain and snow finally tipped a third of the state from drought watch to not at all droughty - and that another third of the state is "abnormally dry," the lowest of the drought classifications.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued flood warnings along the Assabet and Taunton rivers - and a flood watch for the rest of the state, through 8 p.m. on Friday:
Widespread 0.75 to 1.50 inches of rain are expected through early this evening with localized 2"+ amounts possible. Recent rainfall has caused significant rises in area rivers and streams. This will likely result in some minor river and stream flooding developing later today into Friday.
In addition, there is also potential for moderate urban and poor drainage flooding with heightened concerned during the evening rush hour. Rainfall rates up to 1 inch per hour are possible in any thunderstorms.