Expect Possible Severe Weather For Most Of Monday Afternoon

Photo: Boomers are heading this way. 

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a “Special Weather Statement” this morning that most of New England, including Belmont, could see severe thunderstorms arriving sometime this afternoon.

The report released at 3:35 a.m., Monday, July 18, stated a line of thunderstorms is expected to cross southern New England between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. that “may bring damaging winds, hail, torrential rainfall and frequent lightning.”

The one saving grace for the Boston region is that the greatest risk for the stormy weather is western and north central Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. 

The NWS advises anyone with outdoor plans to “keep an eye to the sky and get indoors when you first hear thunder.”

“Wait at least 30 minutes until the storm passes to resume outdoor activities.”