A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of New England Tuesday evening.
This warning has been issued because dangerous thunderstorms are producing damaging winds over 58 MPH and/or hail of at least one inch in diameter.
Our Early Warning Weather Team is providing live radar coverage of the storm on-air and online – if your neighborhood is in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, seek shelter inside, away from windows. Though lightning is not a factor in the issuance of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, lightning poses a deadly threat - if you can hear thunder, you likely are close enough to be at risk and should shelter inside until the storm passes.
Keep in mind that even non-severe thunderstorms can produce strong winds, small hail, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain.
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Earlier story below:
The humidity is back today, but it won’t be as hot as it was over the weekend.
Temperatures will peak in the low 80s, but it feels like almost 90 degrees this afternoon because of the humidity.
We have a warm from lifting north through the area and that will be the trigger for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
The greatest chance for severe weather will be in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and Vermont.
Any storms, which develop, can produce damaging winds and an isolated tornado.
After the storms clear, the wind will pick up.
Even outside of the thunderstorms we can expect gusts to exceed 40 MPH.
Those winds strong enough to break off sticks and branches and could lead to some extra yard work for you.
Once this system moves out it looks like we will stay dry.
After today our next chance for rain is late Sunday and Monday. This is bad news for the area in the “extreme drought.”
Even the rain we received over the weekend largely missed the region which has been the driest.