WOODSTOCK — The 161st Woodstock Fair ended early on Monday because of possible heavy rain and flooding, according to the fair's Facebook page.

On Monday, just before noon, the fair said on social media that it was closing.

A statement on the fair's Facebook page says, "We were hopeful that the heavy rain would stop, but out of safety concerns, we have decided to

cancel the 2022 #WoodstockFair." "Now, all shows are off. We'll see you at the 161st Woodstock Fair next year! " 

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the whole state, as well as parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, until Tuesday afternoon.

Meteorologists predict showers for Monday and heavy rain for Monday night and Tuesday.

There is also a chance of rain on Tuesday night, and there is a 30% chance of rain on Wednesday.

Most of southern New England is expected to get 3 to 5 inches of rain, but some places could get up to 7 inches. When there is too much runoff, it

can cause flooding in rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying areas that are prone to flooding,

as well as in cities and other places with bad drainage.