Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms across much of southern New England Tuesday afternoon.
Enjoy this beautiful day while it lasts. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, warning of the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. According to the statement, the conditions will exist between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, created by a cold front that is moving south. "Some of the storms may produce strong, damaging wind gusts and hail, in addition to lightning and heavy rainfall," the statement said. The region affected includes most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, but especially near the Mass Pike.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
But, temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday.
The little snow that's fallen this weekend could cause some big traffic headaches today. The National Weather Service in Taunton expects slick roads and reduced visibility, possibly into tonight. A ham radio operator reported Shrewsbury had received 2.5 inches of snow as of 8:33 a.m., the weather service says. Light snow was falling locally at 10:30 a.m. Daytime temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday, the weather service says. Rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday through Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2 to 4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The NWS issued a freezing rain advisory, and our resident weather specialist Jim Arnold gives us more details.
You may have figured this out, but duck boots, Crocs and flip flops aren't so great in this kind of weather. Avoid the slippage. The National Weather service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for northern Worcester County, basically points to the north and west of the City of Worcester, our resident weather specialist Jim Arnold reports. The NWS's advisory states that there will be freezing rain in effect from 4 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Saturday. Accumulation of ice could reach a tenth of an inch, and it will also create some slippery driving conditions, as well as possible power outages from downed limbs. Arnold, a weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, said, "The basis for this is the potential for cold…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
National Weather Service forecasts four to eight inches of snow starting Wednesday night.
A present that winter fans will love will arrive the night after Christmas. The National Weather Service in Taunton today issued a winter storm watch for Central and Western New England from Wednesday evening to late Thursday night. Milford and Framingham are included. The Westborough area should see four to eight inches of snow, starting around 7 p.m. the agency said on its website. Sleet and freezing rain are possible, with winds of 10 to 20 mph, and up to 45 mph in some areas in the watch zone. The area received a coating of snow Monday night into Christmas morning. The sun was out by this afternoon. More snow is possible Saturday night into Sunday, the weather service said.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Keep the tissues and allergy medicine nearby for a little while longer.
Each morning, Grafton Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. According to the National Weather Service, tree pollen levels will be high today and grass pollen levels will be moderate. Expect a high in the mid to upper 60s. 2. On Saturday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the North Grafton Business Benefit Block Party takes place in the parking lots of Sir Loins and the North Grafton Shopping Center. Events are open to the public and include a community yard sale, a noontime motorcycle run, a classic car show in the afternoon, a pig roast and more. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 3. The…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Two to four inches of rain are possible by midday.
After a long dry spell, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the area. Continued heavy rain is expected early today, with rainfall totals of two to four inches expected by midday. Flooding is expected in poor drainage areas, although main rivers are expected to remain below flood stage. Although the rainfall is expected to diminish later today, showers are expected throughout the week, the National Weather Service reports. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THE BEST CHANCE FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL BE ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF HIGHER TERRAIN. EMBEDDED CONVECTION CAN NOT BE RULED OUT IN CONTRIBUTING TO LOCALLY HIGHER RAINFALL RATES. TOTAL RAINFALL BY MONDAY MIDDAY WILL BE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES.
Friday, February 10, 2012
About 1 to 3 inches are expected.
We interrupt this unseasonable stretch of weather to bring you winter. Snow is expected to fall tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service. About 1 to 3 inches is predicted. The service has issued a hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service, with accumulating snow expected tomorrow. Although the latest forecast indicates that the heaviest snow will fall in interior Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, a shift in the storm track could result in changes in precipitation type and amounts, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The morning commute could be very slippery, the National Weather Service reports.
A freezing rain advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service from midnight through 11 a.m. Areas of freezing drizzle or light freezing rain are expected, with accumulation ranging from trace amounts to a few hundredths of a inch. The Massachusetts State Police urges drivers to go slowly during the morning commute. The posted limit is too fast for the slick roads, the State Police advises.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch.
It’s no Halloween prank: A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service. Two to five inches of heavy, wet snow could fall from late Saturday into early Sunday. With leaves still on the trees during this unusually early storm, branches could break and power outages are possible, the service reports. Strong low pressure will move just south and east of southern New England from late Saturday into early Sunday and move into the Canadian maritimes Sunday. As always, Grafton Patch will keep you posted throughout the storm.