Severe Weather Breaking Out in New England - NECN

Severe Weather Breaking Out in New England



    Severe weather breaking out in New England

    Tim Kelley says any of these severe storms have the potential to become tornadoes (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN) - There is a severe thunderstorm watch for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island until 9 p.m.

    Severe weather is breaking out and travel along many interstates is impacted at this time.

    The dangers with these thunderstorms include frequent lightning, damaging winds (60 mph+) and large hail. There's also chance of some rotation with any supercell that forms, indicating the possibility of an isolated tornado.

    Storms will develop around 1 p.m. and become more numerous during the afternoon and evening.

    Also, due to some torrential downpours, there is potential for some areas of flash flooding where we’ll get 2-3" of rain in a short period of time.

    Areas with the greatest storm risk are Connecticut, Rhode Island and south of Mass Pike in Massachusetts. A storm that prompted a tornado warning between 2 and 2:30 in Lynn, Mass. is out on the water, affecting shipping channels.

    Any one of these severe storms could become ones with tornadoes, so be careful.