Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Middlesex County on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, the NWS said.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thunderstorm and possible flooding from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At 5:39 p.m., the National Weather Service in Taunton issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9 p.m. in Belmont and southern Middlesex county. The Belmont area can expect isolated showers and severe thunderstorms between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when weather radar indicate a strong thunderstorm is producing dangerously large hail or high winds, capable of causing significant damage. The NWS has also issued a flood advisory which means that river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or imminent. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.