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  • severe weather May 16

    Storm Rips Through Westford, Leaving Its Mark

    Downed power lines and trees spanned several communities after Friday night’s storm. A Westford resident who has lived in town for over 50 years says he hasn’t seen something like this in decades.

  • tornadoes May 8

    Supercells Cause Tornadoes, But What Are They?

    Behind every tornado is a weather phenom known as a supercell. Here’s a quick primer on what supercells are, what they look like and what causes them.

  • First Alert Weather Apr 27

    Forecast: Rare Stretch of Weather

    Tonight: Rain showers changing to snow in the higher terrain. Lows in the 30s.
    Monday: Rainy, chilly & windy. Highs in the low 40s.
    Tuesday: Gloomy. Chilly. Highs in the mid 40s.

  • Weather Apr 14

    Thousands Without Power After Storm Slams New England; Cleanup Continues

    Thousands of people across New England were still without power Tuesday and crews were working to clean up after a powerful storm swept through the region the previous day. In Massachusetts alone, some 48,000 customers were without power after powerful winds Monday afternoon and evening brought down tree limbs, National Grid said. The utility said it could be days before…

  • Weather Apr 14

    High Winds Cause Damage Across New England

    Strong winds caused delays for utility crews responding to damage from yesterday’s storm, which caused trees to fall down on homes and power lines throughout the region.

  • Weather Apr 13

    PHOTOS: Strong Winds Causing Damage Across New England

    New England is already beginning to see downed trees and power outages as a result of Monday’s powerful storm. Police in Belmont, Massachusetts, posted photos on Twitter of downed power lines and trees on Harriett Avenue, while in Lowell a tree crashed right into a multi-family home. Medford Firefighters posted photos on Twitter of a downed tree limb that...

  • as seen on Apr 13

    Wind Advisories, Watches and Warnings Across New England

    Hundreds of thousands have lost electricity in the last 24 hours with wind gusts over 55 mph, a speed that will take down healthy trees in some cases.

  • Weather Apr 12

    FIRST ALERT: Strong to Damaging Winds Likely Monday, Widespread Outages Possible

    Gear up for a very busy weather day Monday. After a quiet and mostly sunny Easter Sunday, our weather is about to take a significant turn.  Strong to damaging winds are likely starting Monday afternoon and continuing into the evening. Most locations could see gusts to 65 mph with occasional gusts to 75 mph. Not only are widespread power outages…

  • Weather Feb 21

    Tracking a Storm Next Week That Could Bring Snow to New England

    Not only was the air Friday morning cold enough for ocean-effect and ocean-enhanced snow showers – clouds and snow showers that develop when the wind blows cold air across relatively warm ocean waters and those snow showers follow the wind flow – but New England Friday morning took the title as coldest location in the nation.  With a morning low…

  • Weather Feb 5

    1st Round of Winter Weather Expected Wednesday Into Thursday

    Even without a ton of sunshine, temperatures Tuesday reached the mid-40s. It will be much colder Wednesday — about 10 degrees colder, with a mix of sun and clouds. This will set the stage for a wintry mix, or even a burst of snow heading into Wednesday night and Thursday morning. At this point, it appears it will be a…

  • New England Feb 5

    Weather Forecast: Upper 30s

    Tuesday night: Clouding over. A few showers, especially along and south of the Mass. Pike, toward morning. Mid 30s. Wednesday: Cooler. Showers exit. Developing sun. Upper 30s to near 40. Thursday: Morning mix and ice turn to rain. “Warming” to the Low to mid 40s late day. Friday: Periods of heavy rain. Low to mid 50s, but falling into the...

  • forecast Feb 4

    Chance Sprinkle for Some Tuesday Evening

    Tuesday evening: Clouding over with a few showers. Temperatures in the mid-30s....
    Wednesday: Cooler and showers exit. Developing sun with temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40....
    Thursday: Morning mix and ice turn to rain. “Warming” to the low to mid-40s late day....
    Friday: Periods of heavy rain. Low to mid-50s, but falling into the 30s late...

  • Weather Feb 4

    Multiple Chances for Plowable Snow in New England This Week

    The sky looks threatening across most of New England on Tuesday, but the gray clouds will fail to produce anything more than a few sprinkles near the South Coast and some flurries in the North Country of New England.  Nonetheless, the abundance of clouds indicates New England continues on the edge of two very different air masses – cold Canadian…

  • forecast Feb 4

    Mostly Cloudy Tuesday Afternoon

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, chance south coast sprinkle. Highs in the 40s.
    Overnight Tuesday: Late shower far south. Lows in the 30s, 20s north.
    Wednesday: Seasonable air, cloudy. Highs near 40, 30s north.

  • storm Jan 13

    Recovery Begins After Storms Kill 11 in Midwest, South

    Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast.

  • Maine Digs Out Dec 31, 2019

    Mainers Dig Out After Two-Day Storm

    After a two-day storm that moved through the region, residents in Maine are now digging out of a snowy mess. The storm dumped more than 14 inches of snow in Gorham and 12 inches in Portland, clogging roads across the city. The impact from the storm that began Sunday night was felt heavily with state offices closing early Monday and…

  • storm Dec 30, 2019

    Messy Storm Brings Snow, Rain and Sleet to Region

    Another messy storm brought snow, rain and sleet to parts of Massachusetts making roads slick Monday morning.

  • First Alert Dec 27, 2019

    Preparing for a Messy Winter Storm to Close Out 2019

    Slick areas in the northern half of New England caused problems Friday morning, including a jackknifed tractor trailer that shut down the southbound side of the Maine Turnpike in Gray, but warmer air is steadily taking hold, marking the end to icy conditions and a day that sends temperatures well into the 40s for most of us.  Sprinkles will...

  • forecast Dec 17, 2019

    FIRST ALERT: Plowable Snow This Morning to Turn to Messy Mix

    Waves of low-pressure rippling along a boundary just south of New England will be generating periods of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain for much of New England Tuesday. We are in First Alert for the third or fourth plowable snowfall in three weeks. We are losing track of how much snow, but snowfall amounts to date are off to…

  • Dec 3, 2019

    PHOTOS: Final Day of Storm Brings Heavy Batches of Snow

    As a multi-day storm pushed east through the region on its final day Tuesday, it dumped several additional inches of snow on much of New England. Here’s a look at how Massachusetts handled what is expected to be the last day of the storm.
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