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Slight risk of severe weather on Monday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects a slight risk of severe weather on Monday. The area of greatest concern extends from western Maine to eastern Ohio. The main threats with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fitchburg, Fitchburg Municipal Airport (KFIT)

Lat: 42.55°NLon: 71.76°WElev: 348ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1010.5 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 3 Aug 8:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Townsend MA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light southwest  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Isolated showers after 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
Isolated showers after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Townsend MA
 42.67°N 71.72°W (Elev. 292 ft)
7:21 am EDT Aug 3, 2015
9am EDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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