Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Concord and some surrounding communities.
It's raining again, and that means that already swollen rivers and streams are taking on additional water. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Concord and some surrounding communities as storms push through the area this afternoon and evening. The warning remains in effect until 5:45 p.m. and states that trained weather spotters are reporting rainfall amounts as high as 1.25 inches within 30 minutes. "Areas prone to flash flooding include Route 9 from Metro West into Boston," the warning states. It goes on to specifically mention Newton as a location that should expect some flooding. The warning urges drivers to use caution and avoid driving through flooded roads as waters are often deeper than they appear. …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Parts of the state also in a flood warning.
Have outdoor plans today? If so, keep an eye to the sky. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of Massachusetts. The Cape and Islands are not in the watch area. A weak cold front is expected to approach Monday afternoon allowing for scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop. "This cool front is a slow mover up in northern New England right now," WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said on his blog. "This slow moving front will settle into our part of the world very late this afternoon bringing a chance of some scattered t-storms." The NWS says a few of the storms will become strong to severe, with large hail, damaging wind gusts and cloud-to-ground lightning. Heavy rainfall is also expected in these…
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rain will arrive Thursday afternoon and will be heavy during the overnight hours.
Eastern Massachusetts is under a flood watch as rain is expected to hit the area Thursday afternoon and into Friday. The flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service said an additional one to three inches of rain could fall on the area. Eastern Massachusetts has already seen more than six inches of rain in June and meteorologists are concerned that the already saturated soil and swollen rivers and streams could cause flooding. Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said the rain should start between 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday. The rain will increase during the overnight hours. He added the storms will be a rain event. In other words, there shouldn’t be thunder and lightning or strong winds associated with the …
Friday, June 7, 2013
Areas prone to flooding and near rivers and streams should be on alert for possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move in on Friday.
Flooding is possible as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea moves into the Concord area on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the flood watch that runs from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, meaning there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. The heaviest rain is expected Friday afternoon through Friday night, the weather service said, with a total of two to three inches expected with up to four inches possible. Top concern is for urban and poor drainage areas, plus near small rivers and streams which could sharply rise in the heavy rain. The weather service recommends residents monitor weather forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Anyone who lives in an area that is prone to …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thunderstorms may develop between 1-4 p.m. across the area.
It's warm. It feels humid. And the sun is high in the sky. That's a recipe for severe weather. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement alerting area residents for the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms today. Some of these storms are predicted to produce damaging wind, hail, lightning and heavy rain. These storms are expected to develop between 1 and 4 p.m. Towns along the Mass Pike are expected to be in the zone. "That hazy sunshine will boost temps up into the low 80s by early to mid afternoon across much of the region," WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said on his blog. "At the same time a cool front will begin dropping out of Maine (backdoor front) which will quickly send temps from the 70s/80s down into…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon raise fire threat.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph this afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS further warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rainfall combined with snow melt may cause rivers to overflow, and the Assabet River could rise above 'flood stage.'
Concord residents living near the Assabet River and other waterways will want to keep a keen eye on those water levels over the next few days. According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch has been issued for much of the region, including Concord. From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, residents can expect up to an inch of rain. Combine that with anticipated snow melt and small streams can be expected to flood, the NWS said. A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents are advised to be on the alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Says the NWS: Any flooding of small streams …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
A snow storm will roll into Eastern Massachusetts Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Massachusetts beginning Monday afternoon -- though it was just a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Concord as of Sunday night. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel 7. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the storm.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
As a strong cold front moves through the area tonight, high wind gusts are expected.
Hold on to your hats -- high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today. According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forcasters expect winds to be around 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages. The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m. According to the NWS: A wind advisory is ussued when sustained winds are forecast …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.