Severe Thunderstorm Watch 300 Issued

UPDATE 4: 7:18 PM A well-defined tornado signature is showing up in Eastern NY/Western CT.

UPDATE 3: 7:14 PM

Storm arrives shortly in Springfield, about an hour in Worcester, hour and a half for Lowell.  The thunderstorm is expected to collapse as it reaches the marine layer, depicted by the solid line from Hingham to New Haven.

UPDATE 2: 5:55 PM Severe Thunderstorm Warning's have been issued for Berkshire and Franklin counties in NW Massachusetts

A special weather statement has been issued advertising pea-size hail and winds 30-40 MPH for the greater Springfield area through 630 PM.  Frequent lightning will make outdoor conditions dangerous over next hour or so.

UPDATE 1: 4:33 PM Strong storms are moving through Albany right now
Nickel size hail is being reported

Original Post Below

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has issued a *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* until 9 PM for interior New England and Upstate New York.
SPC Severe Watch 300 
A wind gust is considered severe at 58 MPH.  Severe hail is greater than 3/4" in diameter.   Thunderstorms are erupting in Vermont and as they approach Albany.
NWS Northeast Regional Radar 248 PM
The sun is peaking out in parts of Central and Western Massachusetts.  The sun is plentiful in Eastern NY and VT.
NOAA GOES_East Visible Satellite 245 PM
The latest simulated radar is advertising some nice looking storms between 6-8 PM out west.
18z HRRR Simulated Radar Tonight 7 PM (image Weatherbell)


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