Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Stoneham on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, the NWS said.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for eastern Massachusetts until 8 pm. on Tuesday.
UPDATE 3:15 P.M.: The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a warning for Middlesex county until 4:15 p.m. The NWS said in the warning statement that the thunderstorms could produce "deadly lightning" and torrential rain. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle," the statement said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Drivers should be alert for ponding of water and avoid flooded roads." Original article below: Potentially severe thunderstorms producing damaging wind gusts and hail will pass through the greater Boston area around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned earlier this …