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.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Temperatures are expected to climb into the high-90s Wednesday and Thursday this week.
It was a warm winter, but the next few days could be the hottest so far of 2012 in Westwood and elsewhere in the Northeast. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday and Thursday this week, as temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s both days, bringing with them heavy humidity. "There is a high probability of hot and humid conditions Wednesday and Thursday," the outlook stated Tuesday. "Maximum heat indices should reache around 100 degrees both days, especially across the lower Connecticut River Valley, interior Eastern Massachusetts, as well as the urban areas of Boston and Providence." Wednesday will welcome mostly sunny skies, but will also bring a temperature of near 96 degrees, according …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory today.
The snow has begun to fall in Westwood and according to the National Weather Service (NWS) the winter storm may leave up to six inches of accumulation before all is said and done. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state, including Westwood, in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. The area can expect "heavy snow" this afternoon into Thursday morning with a total accumulation between three and six inches. The weather may have an impact on traffic this evening and tomorrow morning. "Poor visibility and slippery travel due to snow covered roadways," the advisory states. "There may be more of an impact for the Thursday morning commute due to the combination of snow and slippery roads."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Snow. Could it be? The abnormally mild winter potentially could change this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch across the Commonwealth for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, predicting 3-5 inches of snow with a trail of ice behind it. "Snow is currently expected to overspread southern New England Wednesday afternoon and transition to a wintry mix Wednesday evening," the NWS watch read. "The heaviest precipitation should occur from late Wednesday into Thursday morning." Tempeartures are expected to hover in the mid-30s on Wednesday, with wind gusts reaching up to 20 miles per hour. Visibility during the harsh weather is expected to be about a quarter to one-half mile.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow will fall during most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Westwood may see 3 to 5 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 20 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisories will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.
Friday, January 20, 2012
A Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook have been issued for Saturday afternoon.
Following a small accumulation of snow overnight Thursday into Friday, the National Weather Service is expecting a more significant storm to make its way to New England during the day Saturday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., and it is forecasted that during that time, snow will overspread Southern New England, including Westwood, with the majority of snowfall to take place from mid-morning to early afternoon. "Snow will accumulate quickly as the ground is already cold," the advisory stated. "Untreated surfaces will become slippery quickly." Anywhere from three to six inches of snow could fall across much of the state and region, including Westwood, according to an additional Hazardous Weather …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
One to two inches of snow could cover the Westwood area by Friday morning.
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 NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the majority of the state, including Westwood. "Widespread snow showers tonight are expected across Southern New England with snow accumulations of one or two inches likely," the outlook stated. "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 Westwood around the same time last year, but could show the first real sign of …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Westwood, and much of New England, is under a wind advisory today in anticipation of 20 to 25 MPH winds and possible 50 MPH gusts.
Keep an eye on tree limbs and power wires while out and about today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of southern New England, including Westwood, that began at 4 a.m. this morning and remaining in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon in anticipation of possible "damaging winds." "The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a wind advisory ... for strong west to northwest winds," the advisory states. According to NWS there is a chance for southwest winds between 20 to 25 miles per hour with possible gusts as fast as 50 miles per hour today. "These winds will be capable of downing tree limbs and branches, [possibly] causing isolated power outages." Driving may also be difficult, especially for large …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Some snow and freezing rain are expected to hit the area overnight.
Winter may finally make a bit of an appearance in Westwood tonight, as the National Weather Service is reporting an 80 percent chance of rain and snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday before 4 a.m. NWS has also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook overnight, as sleet and freezing rain may occur. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts State Police are asking that motorists drive slowly throughout the morning commute on Thursday as weather conditions worsen. Specifically, State Police have issued the following safety tips for drivers during the harsh winter weather:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a flood and a hazardous weather outlook for Westwood Wednesday afternoon.
So long, warm weather. As temperatures in Westwood and throughout the region began to drop to a more average level for the month of December on Wednesday, Massachusetts State Police issued a warning about driving in poor weather conditions. The warning comes after the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook and a flood watch for most of the state, including Westwood, on Wednesday. While some areas throughout the state will see rain change over to snow, Westwood will see a majority of rainfall throughout the evening, according to NWS. "Rain will continue through this afternoon with additional areas of rain moving through tonight," the Flood Watch stated. "Embedded convection within the area of rain tonight will …