Special Weather Statement - August 21, 2019

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible, mostly afternoon and evening...
From the National Weather Service:










Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
452 AM EDT Wed Aug 21 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-220200-
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven,
Nantucket, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham
452 AM EDT Wed Aug 21 2019

...STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT...

A frontal system will approach the region, bringing the threat
for strong thunderstorms this afternoon across north central and
western Massachusetts, then will cross the remainder of the region
through the afternoon into early tonight. Some of these storms
may become severe, with the main threats of strong to damaging
winds as well as heavy rainfall that may produce localized highway
and street flooding. There is also a chance for large hail.

The showers and thunderstorms are expected to arrive at around 1
PM and linger through 10 PM, then should slowly weaken through the
remainder of the night.

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