Wind damage, hail, even tornadoes possible with afternoon storms
Strong storms are forecast to move into Massachusetts on Tuesday as temperatures rise into the 80s and a frontal boundary arrives from the south.
“We’ve got a frontal boundary pushing into this warm, sticky air and that is the recipe for storms this afternoon,” StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.
A line of storms will begin moving into western Massachusetts around 3 p.m. and into the Boston area by 5 p.m.
From that time through roughly 9 p.m., widespread severe storms are expected. They can include large hail, damaging winds and even the possibility of tornadoes.
Beyond Tuesday’s storms, southern New England will see a “seesaw” of weather through the rest of the week.
Another cool front will drop down from the north Wednesday, pushing the humid air down to the south.We can expect a dry and mostly sunny Thursday before rain returns Friday afternoon and intensifies Saturday.
The rain at the end of the week is expected to involve moisture that is currently developing to the southwest of the Florida peninsula.