Severe Weather Breaking Out in New England - NECN

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.