Wednesday, August 24, 2011
National Weather Service forecasters predict the path of the hurricane may hit the Watertown area.
Hurricane Irene, a major Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph as of Wednesday morning, is taking a path toward southern New England, the National Weather Service is predicting. The NWS says Irene's track remains uncertain, but the possibility of heavy rain, flooding and strong, damaging wind exists for the weekend for the Watertown area. Meteorologists at WHDH say humidity levels will also be high on Sunday. MSNBC predicts Irene to be a Catergory 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 80 mph, when it makes landfall in southern New England early Monday morning. Severe weather will also be possible Thursday ahead of Irene. The NWS says isolated strong to severe thunderstorms may affect the area, with localized flooding possible.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The flood watch for Middlesex County is in effect through this evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of Middlesex County, including the Watertown area. According to the weather alert, widespread rainfall is expected throughout the region, totaling 1 to 3 inches into this evening. However, some areas could potentially get 3 to 5 inches of total rainfall. Local streams and rivers are likely to see a sharp rise today due to the rainfall and urban flooding could result in poor drainage areas, the alert says. Those who live in areas prone to flooding should prepare to take action if flooding conditions develop. The latest alert was issued at 10:36 a.m. and the watch extends into this evening. Do you spot any flooding in Watertown? Send us pictures! You can post using the "manage …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Thunderstorms are expected to roll into the area between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service office in Taunton that lasts through 10 p.m. Thursday. The thunderstorms will likely hit Eastern Massachusetts is between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service statement. Lightning is expected and strong winds and large hail could be produced by the storm, and very heavy rainfall could cause local street flooding, forecasters said.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
More than 9 inches forecast for Watertown. Schools closed Thursday.
9:15 a.m. - Recreation Director Peter Centola sent out an announcement that all Recreation Department activities are cancelled today. 6:20 a.m. - Heavy snow fell overnight in a storm which the National Weather Service now predicts will dump more than 9 inches on Watertown. The Watetown Public Schools will be closed Thurday due to the storm. The town is under a snow emergency, which started 9 p.m. Wednesday, and includes a on-street parking ban. For a list of places to park your car go here. Follow Patch for the latest on the storm.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
National Weather Service increased expected snowfall to between 6 and 7 inches in Watertown.
National Weather Service forecasters have upgraded Friday's storm to a winter storm warning, with 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast for Eastern Massachusetts. The warning, issued at 3:50 p.m., calls for snow beginning in the early hours of Friday morning and continuing until early to mid-afternoon. Earlier forecasts called for Watertown to receive between 3 and 4 inches of snow, but the expected snowfall has been increased to between 6 and 7 inches. Follow Patch for updates.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Watertown now expected to get more than 3 inches of snow from today's storm.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service, released at 7 a.m., predicts that Watertown will get more than 3 inches of snow today, followed by freezing rain and rain as temperatures rise. Eastern Massachusetts will receive 3 to 6 inches of snow, with higher snowfall as you get closer to the New Hampshire border. As the precipitation turns from snow to freezing rain, the area could get up to 1/10th of an inch of ice, according to the NWS winter weather advisory. By mid- to late-afternoon, the freezing rain is expected to turn to rain. Untreated roads will be slippery, and flooding could be a problem in areas with poor street drainage, according to the winter weather advisory.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from midnight to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
National Weather Service forecasters in Taunton predict that 13 inches will fall in the Watertown area beginning midnight Wednesday and falling through 7 p.m. The storm will make the morning commute difficult, according to the NWS winter storm warning. Strong winds combined with the heavy snow will create blizzard conditions at times. While the Boston area will get 13 inches, the biggest snow fall is expected to be in Central Massachusetts, where 17 inches of snow is forecast.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The storm could drop 7 to 12 inches of snow on the Boston area, affect the morning commute Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch calling for a storm that could drop 7 to 12 inches of snow on the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday. The heaviest snow fall will occur late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the NWS alert. According to the NWS Web site, the storm will create hazardous travel conditions Tuesday night and through the day Wednesday, and the Wednesday morning commute will be challenging. Winds will be 15 to 25 miles per hour and temperates will be in the mid-20s to low 30s. Follow Watertown Patch for updated forecasts, closings and weather related disruptions.