Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Hail Reported in Some Areas - NECN

Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Hail Reported in Some Areas

Necn has received reports of hail in parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island



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    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was put in effect for Barnstable County in Massachusetts Friday morning, and residents of other parts of New England are reporting heavy rain and even some hail on Friday morning.


    Necn has received reports of hail in New Bedford, Forestdale, Wareham, South Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Marion, Massachusetts, Westerly, Rhode Island.

    The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Barnstable County ended 10:45 a.m. Radar indicated a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail, deadly lightning and damaging winds of up to 70 mph. The storms are causing heavy downpours and could cause damage to moored boats.

    Necn viewer Dan Barber sent us this photo of hail in Wareham, Massachusetts.
    Photo credit: Dan Barber.

    Strong storms are also being reported in parts of southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.


    The sun is expected to come out on Friday afternoon, with some rain - and even some snow - in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

    Forecast: Scattered RainForecast: Scattered Rain

    Today (Friday): AM shower, PM sun. Highs around 60, 50s north. Overnight Friday Night: Variable clouds. Lows in the 40s. Saturday: Mountain rain/snow bursts, otherwise clouds & sun, cool. Highs in the 50s, 40s north. Sunday: Brisk wind. Highs in the 40s.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 16, 2015)

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