Lightning, Damaging Winds and Hail: Strong Storms in New England Tuesday Afternoon

Lightning, hail and damaging winds could hit the Boston area between noon and 7 p.m.

An incoming energetic disturbance aloft will result in blossoming thunderstorms for New England from midday through mid-evening Tuesday - producing locally heavy rain, frequent lightning, and the potential for some damaging wind gusts and hailstones.

Thunderstorms will repeatedly develop through the afternoon, with the greatest time of concern for damaging wind between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Remember, "when thunder roars, go indoors" - if you can hear thunder, you are at risk from the nearby lightning.


Storms will diminish this evening and give way to areas of fog and partly cloudy skies.

After morning sunshine Wednesday, another energetic disturbance will drive across New England, with blossoming midday and afternoon rain clouds. This will depart Wednesday evening but usher in another installment of cooler air that will cap high temperatures around 70 Wednesday and just shy of 70 by Thursday.


Incredibly, it's not impossible that the higher summits of Vermont and New Hampshire might see a few snowflakes on Thursday morning!

The weather looks fair and slightly cooler than normal through the weekend, with a chance of Saturday night to Sunday morning showers. Temperatures will slowly return toward average values by the middle of next week in the exclusive necn Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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