Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon raise fire threat.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
As a strong cold front moves through the area tonight, high wind gusts are expected.
Hold on to your hats—high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today. According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forecasters expect winds to be around 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages. The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m. tonight.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.
The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for residents of Massachusetts and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses. The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms. The NWS says this could result in flooding. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail. The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today. The greatest risk for these…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The heat index value is expected to top 100 degrees.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for Needham and other parts of Norfolk County and the surrounding area for Tuesday, July 17. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. Local residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To reduce the risk of heat illness, the National Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of fluids and staying in an air-conditioned environment when …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The first day of summer will be a hot one, with a high around 96 degrees.
Wednesday is the first official day of summer, the first day of summer vacation for Needham students and the first really hot day of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, June 20 for Needham and Norfolk County, as well as other parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The advisory is in effect from noon to 7 p.m., with an anticipated high around 96 degrees in Needham. "Heat indices up to 103 [degrees] will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outside," the National Weather Service advisory states. "[...] Hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible." The advisory recommends that …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Town could see 3-5 inches of snow and a mix of rain and sleet starting Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning
Hope you didn't put away that shovel just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 29 through Thursday, March 1 that calls for 3-5 inches of snow for Norfolk County, including Needham. Temperatures right around freezing for most of the weather event will result in a wintry mix of snow and sleet; however, if temperatures dip a bit, the National Weather Service warns that Needham could receive even more snow. A mix of sleet and snow will make for slippery roadways, so drivers should use extreme caution on the roads—particularly if they didn't listen to Punxsutawney Phil and took off the snow tires. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Wind …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Needham could see 3-5 inches over the weekend.
Needham may see 3 to 5 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Norfolk County and much of Massachusetts as well as areas of New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Light snow showers are expected to begin on Friday night, with less than half an inch of acculumlation, and snow is expected to pick up on Saturday, tapering off by 5 p.m. Saturday. The local forecast calls for accumulation of 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday. Snowfall may start again Saturday night before 11 p.m. Also, temperatures are expected to drop on Saturday, with a low around 14 degrees and wind chill values as low as zero, according to the National Weather Service. …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting three to six inches of accumulation.
The National Weather Service has updated its weekend forecast with a Winter Weather Advisory for Needham and much of Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island. According to the advisory, snow is expected to arrive between 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning and 6:00 p.m. Saturday night. The region could see accumulations of three to six inches of snow. "Snow will overspread Southern New England after midnight from west to east," according to the NWS advisory. "The majority of the snow is expected to fall from mid-morning into the early afternoon. Snow is expected to diminish late in the afternoon into the evening." The NWS expects snow to accumulate quickly on an already cold ground and noted that "untreated surfaces will become slippery…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Forecast states snow accumulation in Needham will only be about an inch, but the mix of snow and rain could make for slippery driving conditions.
In what could be the first significant snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service is anticipating a bit of wintry weather late Thursday night into early Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the majority of Massachusetts, including Needham and Norfolk County. "Widespread snow showers tonight are expected across Southern New England with snow accumulations of one or two inches likely," according to the NWS alert. "Given the recent cold weather, roads will become snow covered and slippery quickly. Snow showers may mix with rain along the south coast including Cape Cod and The Islands." The snowfall totals are hardly a threat compared to what fell in Needham around the same time last…