Storms Friday, live radar tracking – NBC Boston
Severe storms raged across New England Friday afternoon, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people.
Warnings of flash floods and severe thunderstorms were in effect for much of New England throughout the latter part of Friday, but have since expired.
See all severe weather warnings for your area here, and explore the interactive radar below.
The weather forecast for southern New England was bringing a mix of hot and humid conditions, scattered severe thunderstorms, and the looming threat of Hurricane Lee.
After a somewhat hazy start especially in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, cloud cover remained decent for the south which gradually cleared inland, resulting in partly sunny skies.
Despite fairly cool temperatures, expect widespread mid to upper 80s across southern New England with dew points in the to mid 70s, bringing heat indices into the high 90s. Extending the heat warning for the eastern coasts as a result of consecutive days of high temperature indicators.
Additionally, we want to watch the skies again this afternoon, especially west of I-495, where severe thunderstorms are likely, with the greatest threat north and west of Worcester. Main risks include damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and the possibility of hail. Showers and thunderstorms will diminish overnight, but some residual rain is possible as coverage shortens.
Fog and low stratus clouds will develop across much of southern New England, bringing another humid evening with temperatures around 70 degrees. Be weather aware as hot and humid conditions persist, and the threat of severe thunderstorms looms.
The weather is expected to be similar on Saturday with persistent cloud cover, which should keep temperatures a little cooler in the low to mid 80s. However, high dew points should bring heat indices below 90 degrees. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible inland early afternoon, with a risk of general thunderstorms. Heavy rain and lightning are the main concerns. Sunday and Monday will remain wet with showers and thunderstorms, which could bring locally heavy rainfall. Tuesday may bring somewhat lower humidity and seasonal temperatures when outside. Mid to late next week, another round of showers and thunderstorms is possible.
Hurricane Lee’s impact on the East Coast of the United States is uncertain, but high waves and dangerous rip currents are expected on beaches, especially in the latter half of the week when temperatures remain mostly in the 70s.
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