Special Weather Statement from National Weather Service:
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Taunton MA 1148 AM EDT Sat Aug 5 2017 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-052215- 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 1148 AM EDT Sat Aug 5 2017 ...A few severe thunderstorms are possible across southern New England this afternoon... A cold front will be moving across southern New England late this afternoon and early evening. With warm and humid air in place ahead of this front, scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop in western portions of Massachusetts and northern Connecticut then move east late this afternoon and early evening. A few of these thunderstorms may be strong to severe, with strong or damaging wind gusts and possibly some large hail. Frequent cloud to ground lightning and locally heavy rain also will accompany any of these scattered storms. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts and statements. Remember... when thunder roars go indoors.