The weather service’s hazardous weather outlook covers Rhode Island, eastern, northeastern and southeastern MA. There could also be hail accompanying the storms.
There’s a potential for widespread wind damage along that line, but it’s still too early to know exactly how central Virginia would be affected. In Hastings, at 12:59 p.m. Thursday, the Hastings Airport reported a wind gust of 72 miles per hour.
The GIF below shows the storms’ progression as forecast by one of the models. Temperatures will reach the lower 80s again on Thursday.
The swatch of severe storms is expected to begin on Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night, according to AccuWeather.
That’s particularly for areas to the north and west of Long Island, said Carlie Buccola, weather service meteorologist in Upton. The high temperature will be around 70 degrees.
Monday:A slight chance of showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.
The most significant threat would be damaging straight line wind gusts, perhaps out ahead of or during a line of severe thunderstorms.
TONIGHT – Overcast with Showers or Storms Likely.
Also in the evening, there’s a 30 percent chance for rain and possibly thunderstorms.
Partly sunny skies will give way to showers and thunderstorms between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 55. This will be the focus for rain and thunderstorms today.
The alerts are in place through 9 p.m.
The Storm Prediction Center has upped the ante as far as the possibility of a tornado or two somewhere in Southern New England this afternoon.