Sunday, February 24, 2013
But, temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday.
The little snow that's fallen this weekend could cause some big traffic headaches today. The National Weather Service in Taunton expects slick roads and reduced visibility, possibly into tonight. A ham radio operator reported Shrewsbury had received 2.5 inches of snow as of 8:33 a.m., the weather service says. Light snow was falling locally at 10:30 a.m. Daytime temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday, the weather service says. Rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday through Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2 to 4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The NWS issued a freezing rain advisory, and our resident weather specialist Jim Arnold gives us more details.
You may have figured this out, but duck boots, Crocs and flip flops aren't so great in this kind of weather. Avoid the slippage. The National Weather service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for northern Worcester County, basically points to the north and west of the City of Worcester, our resident weather specialist Jim Arnold reports. The NWS's advisory states that there will be freezing rain in effect from 4 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Saturday. Accumulation of ice could reach a tenth of an inch, and it will also create some slippery driving conditions, as well as possible power outages from downed limbs. Arnold, a weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, said, "The basis for this is the potential for cold…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
National Weather Service forecasts four to eight inches of snow starting Wednesday night.
A present that winter fans will love will arrive the night after Christmas. The National Weather Service in Taunton today issued a winter storm watch for Central and Western New England from Wednesday evening to late Thursday night. Milford and Framingham are included. The Westborough area should see four to eight inches of snow, starting around 7 p.m. the agency said on its website. Sleet and freezing rain are possible, with winds of 10 to 20 mph, and up to 45 mph in some areas in the watch zone. The area received a coating of snow Monday night into Christmas morning. The sun was out by this afternoon. More snow is possible Saturday night into Sunday, the weather service said.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of snow possible.
An early November nor'easter brought the season's first snow locally today -- and possibly 2 to 4 inches before becoming rain and sleet, and then rain, early Thursday, the National Weather Service reports. The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 mph from the New York border to Westborough around 3 p.m., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation tweeted. The snow began falling earlier in the afternoon, but intensified as area schools let out. Around 6 p.m., the Department of Transportation tweeted that "Snow, ice crews now total 243 treating, plowing roadways. Light to Moderate snow. Roads wet to slush, snow covered. Scattered icing." The National Weather Service says a light ice glaze is expected west of …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
National Weather Service issues wind advisory for this afternoon into early Wednesday.
Westwood residents' evening commute could be a breeze -- approaching 50 mph in some locations. The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a wind advisory for 4 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Wednesday for all of Massachusetts (except Berkshire County), as well as Connecticut and Rhode Island. Gusts of 20 to 30 mph are expected, reaching 50 in some areas, the weather service reports on its website. Scattered power outages are possible due to downed tree limbs and power lines. Heavy rain -- as much as an inch -- also is expected tonight, the weather service reports.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Severe storms are predicted after 3 p.m., with frequent lightning, heavy downpours, large hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. The National Weather Service now says storms may roll through Westwood as early as 3 p.m. There may be some localized street flooding during these storms, as heavy downpours are expected. *** While it is a beautiful sunny day at 2 p.m. with blue skies, the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the eastern part of Massachusetts. The National Weather Service said radar is indicating there may be severe, scattered storms between 5 and 8 p.m. These storms are expected to include strong to damaging winds, large hail, heavy downpours and frequent lightning. The severe thunderstorm watch area is for most of Southern New England. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for mid- to late-day Wednesday.
Days of sweltering heat could come to a head in the Westwood area Wednesday afternoon, when the National Weather Service expects severe storms to move into the region. With temperatures hovering in the low 90s for most of the day, storms could bring dangerous winds and possibly hail into the area this afternoon. "Thunderstorms will begin to develop across Southern New England between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then become more numerous as the afternoon progresses," the NWS stated in a Hazardous Weather Outlook Wednesday. "Some storms will likely contain damaging winds; large hail along with torrential downpours."
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values are expected to top 100 degrees today.
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 Westwood today. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. What does this mean for you? 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 NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Strong winds and thunderstorms could swing into town after 2 p.m. today.
After three days of consecutive hot temperatures soaring into the 90s, the National Weather Service has forecasted that strong to severe thunderstorms will hit much of the Commonwealth, including Westwood, after 2 p.m. today and into tonight. "The main threat will be isolated strong to damaging wind gusts," a NWS hazardous weather outlook stated Friday morning. "Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rains that may result in localized flooding." Temperatures in Westwood peaked in the low-90s on Wednesday, and reached near 100 degrees Thursday. Additionally, the National Weather Service implemented a Heat Advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday.