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Severe thunderstorm warnings, watches issued for parts of MA

Severe thunderstorm warnings, watches issued for parts of MA

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm warning that will be in effect until 1:45 p.m. today.

The areas under the greatest threat are those along and to the west of Interstate 95, forecasters wrote.

Storms will continue to produce heavy rain for at least an hour, until after 6 p.m.

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Heavy rain that falls from these thunderstorms has the potential to cause localized flash flooding.

The daytime high should be 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

A (weak) cold front will spawn a line of strong to severe thunderstorms, which will begin sweeping through the Garden State Monday afternoon through evening.

A High Rip Current risk is also in effect through Monday night for Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties in New Jersey. "Rainfall amounts of 1 inch to 2 inches are forecast with 3 inches to 5 inches possible from locally heavy downpours".

A flash flood watch has been issued for central and western MA from noon through Monday night. "Significant urban flooding is also a concern". Plan to take shelter if/when NWS Sterling issues weather warnings. The forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday calls for partly to mostly sunny skies and temps climbing into the low to mid 80s. Low clouds and lingering showers are anticipated for a few hours after the front passes, then some clearing is expected late tonight as temperatures drop into the 60s and lower 70s.


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