Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting at least six inches of snow with a foot of snow possible.
Will Watertown get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Watertown area. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Watertown as of 7 a.m. Friday: Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service. A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. by the weather service in Taunton for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, including Watertown, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust over 40 mph, and higher in other locations. The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Watertown. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said. The high wind watch runs from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. “Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather…
Friday, October 12, 2012
A frost advisory is in effect for late Friday night into Saturday morning.
Time to bring in the plants to protect them from the cooler temperatures. The National Weather Service is expecting some frosty weather tonight and into Saturday morning for the Watertown area. According to a statement from the NWS on Thursday, "below freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation." This freeze could be the end of the growing season, the statement added. The frost watch is set from late night on Friday to Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees. Frost advisories are set during the "growing season," said the NWS in a statement. "Those with agricultural interests are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation."
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
As a strong cold front moves through the area tonight, high wind gusts are expected.
Hold on to your hats – high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today. According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forcasters expect winds to be around 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages. The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m. For up-to-the-minute news on this and other stories follow Watertown Patch on …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Weather conditions are favorable for possible twisters.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Massachusetts until 9 p.m. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today and later tonight, with some storms having the potential to become severe. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. The NWS has also issued a flood advisory for the region until 7:30 p.m. Earlier today parts of Connecticut received 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. The NWS is advising motorists to not drive vehicles into areas where roadways are covered by water. The water depth may be too great to allow vehicles to cross safely. Follow Watertown Patch on Twitter and Facebook for the latest headlines.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.
The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for residents of Massachusetts and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses. The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch goes into effect at 4 p.m. The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms. The NWS says this could result in flooding. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail. The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today. The greatest risk for these …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Violent storms could blow through town today. The watch ends at 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Southern New England, including Watertown. The watch runs until 9 p.m. Wednesday night. Thunderstorms are expected to form between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will become more numerous through the afternoon, according to the NWS statement. The storms may have strong winds, heavy downpours and large hail is possible, according to the NWS. Some areas may be at risk for flash flooding, with as much as 2 to 3 inches of rainfall in a few locations.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for Watertown today. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled …
Friday, October 28, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Saturday into Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Middlesex County, including Watertown. The storm, which may stretch from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, could dump two to five inches of snow in areas north and west of Boston. NWS predicted the storm will be a mix of rain and snow. Leaves on the trees coupled with heavy wet snow may cause branches to break with power outages possible. NWS is also predicting strong northeast winds. “The potential for heavy impact with this early season winter storm is possible. Heavy wet snow could cause hazardous driving conditions as well as widespread power outages,” reported the NWS.