UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Flash Flood Warning Issued

National Weather Service forecasts call for thunderstorms in Tewksbury, which could bring rain and wind but are also expected to break the heat.

Last Updated at 1:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Tewksbury and surrounding communities through 9 p.m. with heavy rain and strong winds in the forecast.

And a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Tewksbury through 2:30 p.m. A flash flood warning was also issued through 5:30 p.m.

Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into this evening.

Storms could bring "damaging winds" and "large hail along with torrential downpours," according to NWS.

NWS predicts southern New England will see the worst of the hazardous weather.

The hazardous weather could break the heat. A low temperature of 65 degrees is expected in Tewksbury this evening. The high temperature tomorrow shouldn't exceed 80, according to forecasts.

Kris Swenson Benning July 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Glad to see the rain. We just had pea sized hail a few minutes ago.
Bob July 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Tornado warning in Essex County! No funnel clouds and it has expired.
RunningGreen July 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
We lost power and are still off-line. Are we the only ones without it?
Bill Gilman July 18, 2012 at 08:23 PM
We're haring eight customers.
Bill Gilman July 18, 2012 at 08:23 PM
This can't be good ..... RT @universalhub: RT @BostInnovation: Tornado Cloud Forming Near Boston [VIDEO] http://bit.ly/MIrwJr


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