5-15-2018 Update 1

Good morning!

With increasing clouds, expect a high around 83 today, with a southwest wind of up to 10 mph. Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening, especially after 3 PM. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning will be the main severe weather hazards. There could be a few scattered tornadoes in New England today; while the best threat for this is in western Massachusetts, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out closer to home either. Stay tuned for later information; I might send out an update later today if the situation warrants. Definitely be paying attention to the official National Weather Service severe storm watch and warnings for up to the minute info.

Any chance of storms is done by late this evening. Tonight will be otherwise mostly cloudy with a low near 51; winds will be light and becoming out of the northwest.

Have a great day!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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