By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – A tornado watch was issued as strong storms moved across Massachusetts Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for eastern parts of the state until 9:00 pm.

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WHEN:

Highest threat for severe weather would be between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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More specifically, between 2-6 p.m. areas north and west of Boston and between 6-9 p.m. in areas south and east of Boston.

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IMPACTS:

The most significant threat would be damaging straight-line wind gusts, perhaps out ahead of or during a line of severe thunderstorms. Gusts could briefly reach over 75 mph.

There is also a risk of large hail (perhaps up to an inch in diameter) in some of the higher cloud topped thunderstorms.

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Frequent and dangerous cloud to ground lightning is expected.

Brief, heavy downpours could produce street flooding/flash flooding…in some areas it may coincide with the evening commute.

While a tornado is unlikely, it cannot be completely ruled out.

SEEK SHELTER:

“When thunder roars, go indoors.”

As always we urge that you heed all thunderstorm watches and warnings and seek shelter immediately if you find yourself caught out in a storm. Stay tuned to WBZ-TV and CBSBoston.com for frequent updates on Tuesday.

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