Severe Weather

The National Weather Service Forecast of Severe Weather for June 24th

Update @ 1:15PM - NWS Issues Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency are monitoring the potential for severe weather anticipated for Sunday, June 23rd.

While no severe weather watches or warnings have been issued at the time of this post, residents are reminded to monitor weather conditions throughout the day and to plan accordingly. See below for links to safety tips for different threats and hazards.

Visit the NWS Plainfield Forecast and Massachusetts Alerts sites for additional information and updates.

Situation

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with MEMA’s Agency Meteorologist, are monitoring the potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening. These storms can produce damaging wind gusts, hail, torrential downpours which can lead to isolated instances of flooding, and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out as well.

The highest confidence area for these severe thunderstorms to occur is in western and central Massachusetts, especially for areas in the Connecticut River Valley. The threat for severe thunderstorms significantly decreases across eastern Massachusetts, especially for areas along and east of I-95. If these storms do occur, the best timing window is between 3-8PM.

Hazard Impacts/Potential Impacts

  • Strong winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes are possible this afternoon and evening, with areas north and west of I-95 being most at risk.
  • Damaging winds may bring down trees, branches, or power lines, resulting in power outages.
  • Heavy rainfall may cause instances of localized flash flooding.

Safety Tips for Specific Threats and Hazards

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