Major Storms Pass Through New England

What to Know

  • Temperatures on Friday will surge into the 80s, but when you factor in the oppressive humidity, it will feel more like the 90s to near 100
  • We’ll have the most widespread rounds of showers, downpours and thunderstorms in Northern and Western New England
  • Conditions will be very similar to Thursday, in that the storms that do develop will bring briefly heavy rain and localized wind damage

Severe thunderstorms and flooding hit New England, where multiple tornado warnings were in effect Friday.

The storms left a path of damage in New England. Trees and power lines went down in New Hampshire, where lightning also caused a fire at a library.

The tornado warnings impacted parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They expired late Friday afternoon, with warnings of severe thunderstorms and flooding continuing into the evening.

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Severe Storms Cause Flooding and Damage Throughout New England

The tornado warnings covered northeastern Rockingham County and southeastern Strafford County in New Hampshire, as well as parts of Worcester County and Franklin County in Massachusetts.

Heavy rainfall is expected, especially in stronger thunderstorms. Torrential downpours may lead to rapid rises in water levels, leading to flash flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas.

Friday's strong storms wreaked havoc with air travel in and out of Logan International Airport on Friday afternoon. A ground stop that was in effect has since been canceled, but major delays are still being reported.

Saturday brings a more widespread risk of rain, but it will be far from a washout.

The best chance of being dry is during the morning for most of Southern New England, although in far Northern and Western New England we’ll already have some rain and downpours breaking out.

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A line of downpours and storms will then slide east during the midday and afternoon hours. For the Cape and Islands, it takes until evening and the overnight for any rain to arrive so the vast majority of the day will just be warm and muggy.

Any lingering clouds or an early spot shower near the coast first thing Sunday quickly depart, leaving us with plenty of sun during the day. It may be a touch less oppressive, but it’s still certainly humid with highs near 90.

Monday will be another warm, muggy and mostly dry day.

Storms will slowly creep back into the forecast late Tuesday into the middle of the week as a cold front arrives in our hazy, hot, and humid atmosphere.

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