The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including Bristol and Plymouth counties.

From Friday morning through Friday afternoon there is "the potential for a period of torrential rain and localized urban flash flooding ... The greatest risk for this will occur near the South Coast where localized rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible," the NWS said on its website.

Forecasters went on to say that there is still uncertainty whether the flash flood threat will reach this region or will stay south of the area. "However, the threat (is) high enough to warrant a Flash Flood Watch," the NWS said.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. "Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action

should Flash Flood Warnings be issued," the NWS said.