Friday morning update: Fay's path has shifted enough that the NWS has taken down its flash-flood watch for eastern Mass.
The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for the entire state for Friday afternoon through Saturday as tropical storm Fay approaches:
Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected across southern New England. The heaviest rainfall will occur Friday night into Saturday morning, where locally higher amounts may occur and cause flash flooding.
Significant flooding of urban areas and small streams is possible.
The center of the storm will likely miss us, instead running up along the New York border, but, of course, you never know.
The NWS adds a fun fact: Only six tropical cyclones (and two post-tropical cyclones) have come within 50 miles of southern New England in July since 1851; the last being Beryl in 2006.