Thunderstorms to Bring Strong Winds, Downpours to Worcester on Wednesday

by | Aug 7, 2019 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – Nearly an inch of rain is expected to fall over the next few days in Worcester as a pair of severe thunderstorms hit the area with damaging winds and heavy downpours.

According to the National Weather Service [NWS], the storms are expected to start after 10 AM on Wednesday and continue into late Thursday night.

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A special weather statement has been released by NWS warning residents of the potential of two rounds of severe thunderstorms over the course of the day Wednesday that could bring localized flooding, along with torrential downpours and strong winds. 

In addition to the pair of rotating storms, there is a low risk for an isolated tornado in the area, according to the NWS.

Below is the expected rainfall over the next 72 hours in Massachusetts:

 

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Images: National Weather Service


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