BOSTON (CBS) — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire on Monday afternoon. Heavy downpours, damaging wind gusts and hail are all possible in the Boston area through the evening hours.
The watch lasts until 8 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Plymouth, Bristol and Norfolk Counties until 5:30 p.m.
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) August 19, 2019
WBZ-TV chief meteorologist Eric Fisher tweeted that a storm in the Agawam and Springfield area was reportedly producing golf-ball sized hail.
“These storms are building rapidly, producing a lot of lightning, and the chance for that damaging wind, as well as hail will be our main risks for the rest of the afternoon,” Fisher said.
The Springfield Fire Department shared photos of a large tree and wires brought down by the storms.
SFD investigating multiple neighborhoods in the Forest Park area for trees and wires down pic.twitter.com/kCiEJaiMDO
— SPRINGFIELD FIRE (@SFD_HQ) August 19, 2019
The FAA reported delays of more than 1 hour and 15 minutes at Logan Airport due to weather.
You can monitor the storms on live radar here.