Woburn Weather Center 69.3°F
05/28/2022 03:55:00 PM
Special Weather Statement
Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Essex and northeastern Middlesex Counties through 430 PM EDT
Special Weather Statement issued May 28 at 3:31PM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA
At 330 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Exeter to near Chelmsford. Movement was east at 20 mph.
HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph and penny size hail. Brief heavy downpours can also be expected.
IMPACT...Strong winds could cause minor damage such as downed branches. Heavy rain may cause ponding of water or minor flooding in areas that drain water poorly.
Locations impacted include... Lowell, Lynn, Lawrence, Haverhill, Peabody, Methuen, Salem, Billerica, Beverly, Woburn, Chelmsford, Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury, Gloucester, North Andover, Saugus, Danvers, Wakefield and Reading.
* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Get indoors when you hear thunder. Do not resume outdoor activities until at least 30 minutes after the storm has passed.
These storms may intensify and become severe. Stay tuned to your local media for updates and possible warnings.