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NWS Issues Severe Weather Advisory For Middlesex County

Aug 16, 2016 05:22PM ● By Bill Gilman
Bands of heavy rains, accompanied by high winds and frequent lightning are expected to roll through the Merrimack Valley this evening and overnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Middelsex County.
The warning reads as follows:
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
  CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 506 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HOLDEN...OR
  NEAR WORCESTER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WORCESTER...MARLBOROUGH...ACTON...HUDSON...SUDBURY...HOLDEN...
  NORTHBOROUGH...CLINTON...MAYNARD...LANCASTER...STERLING...
  WEST BOYLSTON...AYER...STOW...HARVARD...BOXBOROUGH...BOLTON...
  BOYLSTON AND BERLIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY
FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE
BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.

The NWS forecast for Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning is as follows:

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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