The storms could bring strong winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour with heavy flooding rain. People should also keep watch of water levels while they are waiting out the thunderstorm as they can rise quickly and lead to flash flooding. Though unsafe weather is possible in the Hub and winds could reach 60 miles per hour in the city on Tuesday, the system poses greater threats to central and western MA.
Our region's atmosphere is recovering from Monday and early Tuesday morning's thunderstorm activity.
As the National Weather Servicesaid this morning in their forecast discussion, this is a day to really be "weather aware". It should stay mainly dry overnight with temperatures mostly in the 60s. The watch was extended to Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties until 9 p.m.
As we begin to have fewer storms Thursday into Friday the heat and humidity will again become more noticeable.
Until 430 PM EDT.* At 356 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Bloomingburg, or near Middletown, moving east at 60 mph.HAZARD.Tornado and quarter size hail.SOURCE.Radar indicated rotation.IMPACT.Flying debris will be risky to those caught without shelter.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening. Torrential rain could cause flooding in low-lying areas.
The most unsafe components of the forthcoming storm are the chances for forceful wind gusts and local flooding.