Severe Thunderstorms Possible in Parts of the Eastern and Central U.S. Today; Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Too

Severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the eastern United States, from new England to the Mid-Atlantic, today. Severe thunderstorms are also possible over portions of the Central Plains, mainly Kansas and eastern Colorado. Heavy rain associated with some of the storms in the Plains may cause flash flooding.
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Current conditions at

Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base (KCEF)

Lat: 42.2°NLon: 72.53°WElev: 246ft.

Mostly Cloudy

79°F

26°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed S 14 G 21 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 1 Jul 3:58 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Amherst MA

Tornado Watch until July 1, 10:00pm
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Tornado Watch
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    Tornado Watch until July 1, 10:00pm

    NOW until
    10:00pm Fri

    Tornado Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.  Cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 2am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, gusty winds, and heavy rain.  Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 8 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light  in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 50 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Independence
    Day

    Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 2am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 8 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Independence Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Amherst MA
 42.37°N 72.53°W (Elev. 200 ft)
4:11 pm EDT Jul 1, 2016
4pm EDT Jul 1, 2016-6pm EDT Jul 8, 2016
 
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