Weather Alert: Scattered T’Storms Late Friday Afternoon-Evening

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Highest Chances Late Day Northern Suburbs

Some scattered showers and thunderstorms will developing during the pre-dawn hours of Friday. It won’t be as cold as the last few nights with lows near 51° by dawn

OVERNIGHT THRU PRE-DAWN FRIDAY

Friday will be a warm and breezy day with two rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The first round at dawn will come with a warm front. Those showers will taper off by 8-9AM. The second round holds off until late afternoon or near sunset. Despite the risk of thunderstorms, a majority of the daylight hours looks warm and dry

FRIDAY MORNING: Early showers and thunder ending by 9AM Partly sunny skies by Noon

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: We’ll get a little taste of summer. Skies will thin for some filtered sunshine and temperatures will climb into the low to mid 70s inland and maybe even some spots climbing to near 80 inland….60s along the shore with wind off the water.

SEVERE POTENTIAL “LATE” FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING: All locations have the chance for thunderstorms, however the highest chance for strong to severe storms will be in areas from roughly Providence and especially points north and west.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK FRIDAY EVENING: Highest risk areas shaded in brown including northern Connecticut, central and western Massachusetts. Locally, northern Rhode Island has an elevated risk.

POTENTIAL STORM IMPACTS: These impacts will not occur “statewide” but rather localized. Any storms that are strong to severe will produce hail, strong winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain. While the tornado risk is “low”, it is something that we will need to keep an eye on. The tornado risk is a bit higher for central and western Massachusetts.

FRIDAY TEMPERATURES: Turning Summer-like by mid to late afternoon with warmest air away from the shore. Highs inland in the mid to upper 70s……cooler along the coast.

Round #2 arrives by late afternoon and early evening and lasts into the early part of the night. Some of the evening storms could be strong or severe.

We’ll have to watch these storms closely for their potential to bring damaging wind gusts, hail and even an isolated tornado. Skies clear by Saturday morning.

THIS WEEKEND: Mild and Dry

The weekend is still looking great–especially Saturday. Temperatures will be in the low 70s Saturday afternoon with sunshine and a light easterly wind. It’s a bit cooler on Sunday, with highs in the low to mid 60s. Clouds will increase in the afternoon with some showers possible by Sunday night.

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