Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of MA

Alvin Kelly
June 20, 2017

A line of thunderstorms entering northwest OH from IN has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning for most of Defiance County. The mechanism here is localized, wet microbursts.

Southeastern Massachusetts is at a "marginal risk" for severe weather, it said, and Western Massachusetts is at an "enhanced risk", for storms that could include torrential rain, damaging winds, hail, and possibly even an isolated tornado.

New York City, Washington, D.C. This means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.

The National Weather Services cautions people in the line of this storm to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Warm and very humid air is in place over the area. With the increasing sunshine, our atmosphere is becoming increasingly more unstable.

The most intense rain is over, however. This is shown in the graphic below, with a almost two-inch bull's eye over the greater D.C. -Baltimore region.

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A cold front will be the mechanism to trigger storms Monday afternoon. If a storm becomes likely, a warning will be issued.

The line of storms was in Hagerstown around noon and was quickly moving east.

By 8:30 p.m., the outage number dropped below 9,000 customers.

By midnight, most - if not all the storms - will have passed east toward the coast.

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