Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Framingham, MetroWest

Severe thunderstorms, with hail and strong winds, are possible today, July 3.

Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Credit: Susan Scully Petroni

Written by Robert Gates

Asevere thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large portion of Massachusetts, including the North Shore, MetroWest and Worcester County.

The watch was issued at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday by the National Weather Service. It runs until 10 p.m.

The watch means that conditions are favorable for the formation of a severe thunderstorm, which could include hail and damaging winds.

Much like Wednesday afternoon, areas under the watch include a large area of eastern and central Massachusetts, including Essex, Middlesex and Worcester counties, plus Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in western Massachusetts. 

On Wednesday, a line of showers moved through central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, with dozens of lightning strikes. 


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