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Chance for severe storms Monday afternoon, evening

Chance for severe storms Monday afternoon, evening

Chance for severe storms Monday afternoon, evening

Chance for severe storms Monday afternoon, evening

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Updated: 8:46 AM EDT Jun 19, 2017

Southern New England faces a risk of severe storms Monday afternoon and evening. Areas from Interstate 495 to the west are also under a flash flood watch.

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The storms are currently sitting off to our west, but will combine with the extreme humidity in the air this afternoon. All of that moisture could contribute to heavy downpours with rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.

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Ahead of the widespread storms expected this afternoon, smaller pop-up showers may also occur throughout the morning because of all the moisture in the air. Temperatures could reach into the mid-80s as some of the clouds bake off between lunchtime and the arrival of storms around 2 or 3 p.m.

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“Really, the focus is going to be out on the western part of the state, you can see it is an enhanced risk from the Storm Prediction Center,” StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said. “This is something we don’t see all that often.”

The thunderstorms could bring damaging winds, flash flooding and hail.

“The farther west that you go, the greater that risk,” Fitzgibbon said.

After this frontal boundary completes its transit across New England, it will be followed by more refreshing and less humid air arriving around Wednesday.

WEBVTT >> AFTERNOON IMPACT WEATHER DAYFOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, THATRISK IS HIGHEST, THE ENHANCEDRISK AREA AS YOU CAN SEE OUTACROSS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS,AND THEN, WORKING INTO CENTRALMASSACHUSETTS, WORCESTER COUNTY,SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE,BASICALLY ALONG AND OUTSIDE OF495, WE HAVE THE GREATEST RISKOF SOME DAMAGING WIND GUSTSTODAY, AND ALSO, FLASH FLOODINGIS A BIG CONCERN, COULD BE SOMESMALL HAIL AND CAN’T RULE OUT ANISOLATED TORNADO, ESPECIALLY INWESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, LATER ONTODAY, AND WE HAVE GOT THIS WARMAND SOUPY AIR MASS IN PLACE,HERE’S A FRONTAL BOUNDARY OFF TOTHE WEST, AND THIS IS GOING TOBE THE TRIGGER AS THIS SLAMSINTO ALL THAT HEAT AND HUMIDITY,IT’S GOING TO POP STORMS, ANDTHEY COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERELATER ON TODAY, LOOK HOW STICKYIT IS, DEWPOINT TEMPERATURES UPAROUND 70, AND THIS IS TROPICALMOISTURE THAT IS STREAMING UPTHE EASTERN SEABOARD, THERELIEF, COOLER, COMFORTABLE AIRIS BACK TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES,AND THAT’S NOT GOING TO SPILL INHERE UNTIL WEDNESDAY.SO THE HUMIDITY, HIGHEST TODAY,AND STILL STICKY TOMORROW, ANDIT WORKS ITS WAY DOWN AS WE HEADTOWARDS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY,AND SO WITH ALL THIS MOISTURE INTHE AIR, ANY STORM THAT GETSGOING HAS THE POTENTIAL TOPRODUCE ABOUT A COUPLE OF INCHESOF RAIN IN LESS THAN AN HOUR’STIME AND THAT COULD LEAD TOFLASH FLOODING SO THERE IS AFLASH FLOORED WATCH FOR THATPOTENTIAL, AS WE GO INTO THEAFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS, ANDBASICALLY ALONG AND OUTSIDE OF495, THE STORMS WILL TEND TOWEAKEN AS THEY SHIFT EASTWARD,AND NOT HAVE THE INTENSITY THATTHEY DO FARTHER WEST SO HERE’S ALOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES.WE DO COME UP INTO THE 80sTODAY, AND IN FACT, MID ANDUPPER 80s POSSIBLE THROUGH THEMERRIMACK VALLEY, WE COULD TOUCH90 IN A FEW SPOTS, IT’S A STRONGSOUTHERLY WIND THAT MAY GUSTOVER 30 MILES PER HOUR THISAFTERNOON, SO THAT WILL KEEP THETEMPERATURES DOWN A BIT.MOSTLY IN THE 70s ON THE SOUTHCOAST AND THE CAPE BUT WITH THEHUMIDITY, GOING TO FEEL HOTTERTHAN THE NUMBERS FOR SURE, ANDLET ME STEP YOU THROUGH THETIMELINE, THE CLOUD COVER, BURNSOFF, AND MID-DAY WE GET INTOHAZY SUNSHINE, AND ONE OR TWOSTORMS MAY START TO POP HEREEARLY THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THEMAIN EVENT IS GOING TO COMELATER, HERE’S 5:00 THISAFTERNOON, AND STILL REALLY THEFOCUS WITH THE STORMS IS OUT INTHE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE,SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE, ASWELL, AND AS WE GO DEEPER INTOTHE EVENING, THAT WHOLE LINEBEGINS TO SHIFT EASTWARD, SOWORCESTER COUNTY, 9:00, 10:00,ON UP INTO SOUTHERN NEWHAMPSHIRE AND THE DEEPER WE GETINTO THE OVERNIGHT, THOSE STORMSCONTINUE TO SHIFT, BUT THEY LOSEA LOT OF THEIR STEAM SOOVERNIGHT THERE MAY BE A PASSINGSHOWER OR A THUNDERSTORM WITHTHAT ACTIVITY REALLY WINDINGDOWN BY THE TIME THE SUN COMESUP TOMORROW MORNING.LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURESOVERNIGHT, ANOTHER STICKY,UNCOMFORTABLE NIGHT FORSLEEPING, 60s TO AROUND70 DEGREES, AND ALTHOUGH THEHEAVIEST RAIN THREAT PASSESEARLY TOMORROW MORNING, STILLENOUGH INSTABILITY WITH THE HEATAND THE HUMIDITY AROUNDTOMORROW, THAT WE MAY POP ANADDITIONAL STORM BUT LOOK ATTHIS, AGAIN, FEELING VERYSUMMERLY, WELL INTO THE 80sAWAY FROM THE SOUTH COAST ANDTHE CAPE.AND HERE’S A LOOK AT TUESDAY, IFYOU HAVE OUTDOOR PLANS A LOT OFCLOUDS IN THE MORNING HOURS, ANDMIGHT BE A PASSING SHOWER ON THECAPE EARLY ON, AND THEN THESKIES BRIGHTON INTO THEAFTERNOON, AND YOU CAN SEE ONEOR TWO STORMS MAY POP UP TO THENORTH AND WEST, AND MOST OF USARE LOOKING AT MAINLY DRYWEATHER MOST OF THE DAY, THEHUMIDITY DOES DROP FINALLY ONWEDNESDAY, IT TURNS LESS HUMID.BUT LOOK AT THOSE TEMPERATURES,



Chance for severe storms Monday afternoon, evening

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