A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of New England. A line of powerful storms with damaging winds, lightning and torrential downpours is headed south out of Vermont and New Hampshire, into northern Massachusetts. Another heavy storm, also just north of Boston, is headed over the Massachusetts beaches. The 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.
As always, your NECN Early Warning Weather Team will continue to provide radar analysis, street-level forecasts, critical information to save life and property, and suggested actions through our continuing coverage. In addition to our live coverage, you can stay up-to-date with the latest weather information via NECN.com’s weather page, and our NECN Mobile App.
Meteorologist Michael Page's earlier blog:
With temperatures surging to 90 degrees for the third straight day on Saturday, Boston logged its first official heat wave since last September. And along with that heat comes another round of pop up showers, downpours, and storms.
The storms that develop on Saturday will be less widespread in Southern New England than what we saw on Friday, but one or two may again turn strong to severe.
The storms will first fire up in Northern New England during the late morning and early afternoon hours. The threat will then migrate south into parts of Southern New England after about 2 PM.
The risk of a strong to severe storm is highest in Northeastern and North Central Massachusetts, northward into parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Just as we’ve seen with past days though, most of the daylight hours will end up being dry. The storms will be hit and miss, and quick to pass through if they do hit.
Each storm will pack briefly heavy rain, lightning, and the potential of damaging winds.
Behind the storms less humid and more comfortable air will arrive on Sunday. Highs will also be a touch lower, reaching the 80s to near 90. Sunshine will also be widespread.
Muggy air returns with the risk of storms by Monday.