Monday, August 1, 2011
National Weather Service forecasters said strong wind, large hail likely with these storms.
The National Weather Service is warning residents of Massachusetts, including Watertown, to be on the lookout for severe weather later today. Warm temperatures and muggy conditions may stir up strong thunderstorms between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., today. These storms are expected to be accompanied by large hail and strong wind. The high today should be near 90 degrees, and humidity levels are expected to rise throughout the afternoon. These storms should dissipate after sunset, when the heating of the sun is no longer in effect. There is also a weaker threat for severe storms on Tuesday.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thunderstorms may hit town late afternoon or early evening.
The National Weather Service is advising residents in Massachusetts, including Watertown, to be on alert for possible severe thunderstorms today. Storms that develop later in the afternoon and early evening may be accompanied by strong wind and heavy rainfall. According to WHDH, there is also a possibility for large hail and even an isolated tornado in Western Massachusetts. Currently the best chance to see these storms is near the Connecticut Valley, according to the NWS. For the remainder of the day, expect highs near 80 with humid conditions. Winds will be gusty from 15 to 20 mph.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Eastern Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Massachusetts, including Watertown. The watch lasts until 10 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe storms to develop. The National Weather Service is saying the main threat from these storms could be localized wind damage. Some storms could also contain hail. These storms are expected to move quickly from west to east and arrive at 40 mph after 4 p.m. Prior to the storms, today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees.