Torrential rain is expected to hit the area beginning late Monday and continuing through Tuesday night. The remnants of the hurricane that struck North Carolina is expected to drop 3 or more inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for most of southern New England, including the Boston area. The watch is in effect from late on the evening of Sept. 17 through late on the night of Sept.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the Watertown area on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch Warning on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for most of Eastern Massachusetts, including Watertown. The Warning lasts until 8 p.m.
The severe weather also prompted a Tornado Warning for North Central Middlesex County and Northeastern Worcester County, including Concord, Lowell, Acton and Leominster. The Warning runs until 2:37 p.m.
For more information visit the National Weather Service hazardous weather page.
Thunderstorms heading toward the Watertown area could be so severe that the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Tuesday afternoon and evening. The Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday, and the NWS statement says the mostly likely time for severe weather in Eastern Massachusetts is between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Isolated wind gusts of 70+ mph or even hail up to the size of golfballs would be a possibility. In addition … an isolated tornado or two may occur,” the NWS statement said. Other possible hazards from the storm include torrential downpours and local flooding.
Look for a long rain storm to hit Watertown on Wednesday, with heavy rains in the evening. The National Weather Service has issues a Flood Watch for the Watertown area and most of Eastern Massachusetts on Wednesday. Rain will start in the afternoon, and get heavy between 5 and 8 p.m. The area could get 1.5 to 2.5 inches and some places it could be as much as 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation will continue into Thursday morning.