Severe Weather Threat
It has turned out to be quite an active severe weather day in New England. Reports of damage are filtering in every single minute. Soon damage reports from Middlesex and Essex counties will trickle in as multiple cells have been tornado warned.
The tornado warnings in NE MA last until 430. We are not looking at big, long tracked tornadoes; as NECN's Danielle Niles pointed out these tropically infused thunderstorms typical produce smaller, short lived tornadoes. No matter as they still cause significant damage if they hit your house. The other threat is the slow moving nature of these storms and the amount of moisture available. A Flash Flood watch remains in effect for the majority of the region. Some warnings are also present. Find info here.
The sun is popping out in Eastern MA as it has been doing all afternoon in Southern Worcester County and Northern Rhode Island.
Here is the water vapor loop for the Eastern US. Our moisture source is the Caribbean Sea and Central America
Be smart, don't try to drive through flooded roadways. No need to panic, just be alert of what could happen.
|NWS Boston radar 406 PM|
|NWS Boston Hazards|
|GOES_East Visible Satellite Image 402 PM (NOAA)|
|GOES_East Water Vapor Satellite Image 345 PM (NOAA)|