Flood Watch Issued For Belmont Until Monday Afternoon; Strong Winds Could Cause Outages

Photo: Be prepared: Strong winds could lead to power outages

The National Weather Service issued on Sunday, Dec. 10 a flood watch for central Middlesex county including Belmont that will remain in effect through Monday evening, Dec. 11.

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris.

The heavy rain will be accompanied by sustained south-southeast winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour into Monday, with stronger gusts up to 70 mph along the coast.

In areas with the strongest wind gusts, scattered power outages are likely, and “trees and power lines, and numerous tree limbs could be downed,” according to the NWS. “Damage or blow away of poorly secured outdoor objects is expected.”



To text an outage report please text your message to with all the necessary information: Name, address, outage information. When reporting an outage, Belmont Light is encouraging customers to send imagery of any damages, infrastructure issues, and general community engagement.

Belmont Under Flood, High Wind Watch Beginning Tuesday

Photo: Gale force winds for Tuesday and Wednesday

Have your trash bins secure and pumps ready as Belmont will be under a flood and high wind watch starting early Tuesday, Oct. 26 as eastern Massachusetts will see hazardous weather until Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast, issued early Monday, Oct. 25, said steady gale force winds up to 50 mph and heavy rainfall totaling three to five inches will occur over a day and a half which may cause flooding of roads and ponding of water in low-lying areas.

As with all wind related events, power outages and structural damage will occur in tree-laden communities such as Belmont. If you experience a loss of power, call Belmont Light’s outage number at (617) 993-2800

The flood watch will go into effect at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 and last until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 while the high wind watch will last for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather: Thunderstorms in Afternoon, Then Heavy Rain and Flood Watch

Photo: It’s raining.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning late tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 29 and lasting until next month (really only until Thursday morning, Oct. 1) as heavy rains – associated with Tropical Storm Joaquin – will begin late Tuesday and last for more than 24 hours, with rainfall rates will exceed an inch an hour.

(If this was snow, it would be a foot an hour!)

The Service also warned of possible pop-up thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. 
Low-lying areas, some roadways and streams and ponds – such as Clay Pit Pond – could see isolated flooding. 
During Wednesday, there could be a few thunderstorms, which will enhance the rainfall amounts.