The above picture is courtesy of the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center and is a mesoscale depiction of where watches will likely be placed this afternoon. Within the blue bubble, which includes the cities of New York, Hartford, Providence, Boston, Concord (NH), and Portland, ME, a *Severe Thunderstorm Watch is LIKELY this afternoon and could be issued within the hour.
The NWS for SNE has recently issued a Special Weather Statement and goes as follows.
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEWENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
THERE IS A CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHERNNEW ENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MOST LIKELY FORM OFSEVERE WEATHER WILL BE STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS WITH SOMELARGE HAIL...POSSIBLY A TORNADO. THE BEST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMSWILL BE IN WESTERN...CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHWEST RHODE ISLAND...WITHSMALLER CHANCES IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN RHODEISLAND. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOST LIKELY BETWEEN NOON AND 8 PM.
SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION HAS BEEN REQUESTED. PLEASE SEND REPORTABLECRITERIA TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. ~STRAUSS
So be vigilant today, watch the sky, and be safe.