Friday, August 10, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Middlesex County. Thunderstorms and damaging winds are expected Friday afternoon into Friday evening.
A tornado watch and hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Somerville and surrounding communities. The tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported showers and thunderstorms will be rolling in Friday afternoon and evening. "Thunderstorms may contain very heavy downpours and cause localized street flooding. Some of the thunderstorms may also contain storm wind gusts," NWS reported. Some storms may be severe with damaging winds, according to NWS.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Somerville and Middlesex County on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service says it can't rule out an isolated tornado on Thursday.
Residents in eastern Massachusetts who have plans for outdoor activities tomorrow will want to be wary of the latest forecast by the National Weather Service. There is a possibility of severe thunderstorms both Thursday and Friday, with the best chance of stronger storms in the western part of the state. Some of the stronger storms may be accompanied by heavy rain which could lead to flooding. Residents can also expect to large hail and strong damaging wind, and an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, the NWS says. Highs Thursday will be in the mid 80s. On Friday, the NWS says the best chance for any strong storms to develop will be in the afternoon and evening south of the Mass Pike.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for eastern Massachusetts until 8 pm. on Tuesday.
UPDATE 3:15 P.M.: The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a warning for Middlesex county until 4:15 p.m. The NWS said in the warning statement that the thunderstorms could produce "deadly lightning" and torrential rain. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle," the statement said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Drivers should be alert for ponding of water and avoid flooded roads." Original article below: Potentially severe thunderstorms producing damaging wind gusts and hail will pass through the greater Boston area around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned earlier this …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for Somerville today. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow will fall during most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Somerville may see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 20 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisorires will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.