Tornado Watch in Watertown Tuesday Afternoon and Evening!

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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.

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