Saturday, June 02, 2007

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8PM

With the increased humidity and heat the risk for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon has caused the NWS out of Taunton to issue a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH until 8PM for much of New England, except the South Coast, Cape, and far reaches of NNE. Some storms are already starting to develop in western New England with a severe thunderstorm warning already in effect for Hartford, CT. More storms are developing in Vermont and central New Hampshire as we speak. Many storms will develop further and push southeastward towards the Boston, Providence corridor by 6-8PM. Further N&W, the thunderstorms will be heaviest in the 4-6PM timeframe. The storms will likely lose their severe characteristics by the time they reach the South Coast and Cape, but a few could bring some frequent lightning and heavy gully washers between 7-9PM. So, I just wanted to post this for those who went to the pool or beach this afternoon because it has turned into a beautiful day with temperatures soaring to around 90 with abundant sunshine. Once you see the sky darken and can hear thunder in the distance, be smart and get to shelter. Being in the pool, beach, or on the golf course is not a smart place to be during severe weather.

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