National Weather Service
High pressure to our south is wrapping in warm humid light SW winds and providing enough dry sinking air that much of the weekend will remain dry..but humid with highs in the mid-upper 80’s…Near 80 on the Cape. As the high pulls off the coast Sunday, a better chance for more widespread scattered storms will develop late tomorrow in the west.
Isolated to Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are likely Monday Afternoon and Evening across the entire NWS Taunton County Warning Area. Damaging Winds, Large Hail, and urban/poor drainage flooding are the primary threats..
The latest storms brought down trees and power lines in Wilbraham, Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden and elsewhere.
The third largest tornado to occur in Massachusetts since the Worcester Tornado in 1953 will also be noted for the length of its damage path – approximately 39 miles.
The National Weather Service has declared one of Wednesday’s tornadoes in Massachusetts an EF-3, the third highest ranking in terms of damage, with wind speeds from 136-to-165 miles per hour.
When the storm hit Westfield, many residents were still on the roads returning from work. The Mayor says timing of the storm may have been a good thing.
It’s still not clear how powerful Wednesday’s tornadoes measured on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, but one expert said the damage they left behind is “impressive.”
A strong storm system that has been responsible for the severe weather outbreak over the South-Central and Southeast United States will make its way into Southern New England tonight bringing with it heavy rainfall, strong to damaging winds and the potential for minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide late Saturday Evening through early Sunday Morning..
Afternoon weather discussion of the potential for a rain/snow mix to end the week.
One year after the devastating March storms and subsequent flooding, victims are still cleaning up and rebuilding.