Tropical Storm Elsa arrived in Massachusetts, as expected, Friday morning and is expected to drop three to six inches of rain on most parts of the state during her brief stay. That means most Massachusetts residents are under a flash flood warning throughout the remainder of the day. Flooding and downed trees from the storm closed streets from Falmouth to Framingham to Salem.
You can expect some lingering showers on Saturday, followed by a mostly cloudy day on Sunday with highs in high 70s and low 80s on both days.
Friday’s Other Top Stories
Weekend road work = delays on Mass Turnpike: It’s a good weekend to stay home — not only because of the dreary weather, but because the Acceler-8 Mass Pike bridge replacement project is set to return. Beginning Friday evening, MassDOT will squeeze the freeway down to four lanes. Two lanes of westbound traffic will move onto the eastbound side of the freeway. Eastbound traffic will shift into the right two lanes. That configuration will remain in place until about 5 a.m. Monday.
BooBoo bear, a South Shore Internet sensation, is dead: BooBoo the black bear, who has been seen wandering across many south shore towns this spring, has been found dead, wildlife officials said Thursday. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife says BooBoo died after getting hit by a medical transport vehicle in Marion on June 24. The bear was given his name after police departments across the South Shore saw an increase in calls about bear sightings.
‘Anthony The Molar Man’ on AGT: Woburn mail carrier Anthony Denucce will appear on America’s Got Talent Tuesday. Denucce, a Peabody resident, performs as “Anthony The Molar Man” and plays music on his teeth. Denucce auditioned virtually in February, passed two rounds, then was invited to Pasadena in April to audition live for the judges, he said. Of 200,000 auditions, only 140 make the TV show, including Denucce.