Heat-Breaking Thunderstorms Plow Across New England Friday

A powerful cold front from Canada has arrived in Vermont and will sweep through from the northwest to southeast.

The storms should arrive first thing Friday morning for parts of Vermont, western Massachusetts and northern Hampshire. Initially we have scattered thunderstorms that become more organized as the front progresses to the southeast.

By mid-to-late morning we expect a more organized band of thunderstorms to advance to the Maine Turnpike through southern New Hampshire into much of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Storms at that time may produce flash flooding, frequent lightning, and possibly damaging wind gusts.

By late morning and early afternoon, heavy storms likely move toward Boston, Worcester, Providence, Hartford and to New York City.

By 3 p.m., the storms are mostly over southeastern Massachusetts, and moving across Cape Cod and out to sea by 6 p.m.

High temperatures may approach 90, but will likely fall short due to all the clouds and heavier rain. High temperatures will mostly stick around in the 80s and even in the 70s for northwestern New England as refreshing air moves in from Canada.

It's a nice, strong high-pressure system over the Great Lake states that brings a beautiful weekend.

We’ll be waking up to temperatures in the 50s and 60s, and even some 40s north on Saturday, with full sunshine high temperature in the 70s, to near 80 degrees.

A comfortable night for sleeping again Saturday night, then a sunny Sunday with a high temperature back into the 80s, cooler at the beach.

In the tropics, tropical storm Beryl formed in the Atlantic Ocean more than 1,300 miles east of the Caribbean and is not expected to survive the trip westward.

For New England next week, it looks warm and humid with a chance of thunderstorms, but not a heat wave.

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