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Severe Storms Possible into this Evening

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather in portions of the Great Lakes and Midwest today. The area of greatest concern is in Michigan, southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana. The primary risks for this area 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

77°F

25°C

Humidity 50%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.91 in (1012.8 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 2 Aug 9:52 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

West Townsend MA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 62 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth 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 84. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
West Townsend MA
 42.65°N 71.75°W (Elev. 620 ft)
9:45 am EDT Aug 2, 2015
10am EDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 8, 2015
 
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