New England Could See Storms, Possible Isolated Tornado Friday

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — New England could see thunderstorms Friday evening. There is also a chance of an isolated tornado in some parts of Massachusetts and New England.

"There is a chance for an isolated tornado with these storms," National Weather Service meteorologist Bryce Williams said. "That threat is going to be more so out in northern and western Massachusetts, and further north up into southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire is going to be the greatest threat for New England of tornadoes."

However, Williams said that the strongest threat for southern New England will be from "strong straight line wind."

He said there is also a chance we could see hail, lightning, and localized flooding.

Temperatures are expected to be warmer throughout the day, with highs in the 70's.

"And it will probably feel quite muggy too," Williams said. "The humidity is going to be increasing and that's what going to give us the energy in the atmosphere that's probably going to be fueling a couple of strong to severe storms later this afternoon, and especially later this evening."

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