The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for 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, the NWS said.