A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of MA and NH until 11PM tonight. A line of thunderstorms are ahead of a cold front that will swing in through this evening from west to east. The main threat is damaging winds gusts, but small hail is possible.

Let’s get into the timing. The line of storms situated in southern VT and northwest MA will continue to move east, sliding into Worcester Co and interior southern NH between 7pm and 8pm, into NE MA and the 495 between 8pm and 9pm. Boston and areas southeast of the Mass Pike will get some storms from 10pm to 11pm, but by that time, the storms should not be as strong as they are now (which is the reason why they are not included in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch).

As for your evening plans, if you’re headed to Fenway for the Red Sox game, there could be a storm in the vicinity by the end of the game, but at first pitch it will still be hot and humid.

The cold front that is sweeping into southern New England is battling with the hot and humid air that is overhead, resulting in these thunderstorms.

Overnight, the cold front clears the area, and we’ll wake up tomorrow morning to less humid air, but overnight, you’ll likely still need the AC.

Tomorrow, it will be much more comfortable with highs near 80 under mostly sunny skies.

As we head into the holiday weekend, Friday brings a chance for showers in the afternoon and evening as a system passes to our south. Showers will linger into early Saturday morning, but the bigger story for the holiday weekend will be the cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Sunday features a few showers in the morning for SE MA, otherwise it is dry and cool with highs in the upper 50s. Memorial Day Monday has a few showers too, but not a washout with highs in the 60s. 70s return Tuesday and Wednesday.

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