Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Reading and North Reading on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, the NWS …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a flash flood watch for Thursday night and Friday morning.
A flash flood watch has been issued through Thursday night for the possibility of flooding along with any strong rain showers that could move through the area overnight. The National Weather Service said the flood watch – which means conditions are favorable for flood conditions – started at 4 p.m. on Thursday and runs through Friday morning. It covers Middlesex County, including Reading and North Reading, plus most other counties in central and eastern Massachusetts and a portion of Rhode Island. Sudden heavy downpours will occur with any thunderstorms late (Thursday) afternoon and tonight,” the weather service said in issuing its watch. “Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches are possible within a short period of time.” The heavy rain “may result in …
The National Weather Service says it can't rule out an isolated tornado on Thursday.
Residents in eastern Massachusetts who have plans for outdoor activities Thursday will want to be wary of the latest forecast by the National Weather Service. There is a possibility of severe thunderstorms both Thursday and Friday, with the best chance of stronger storms in the western part of the state. Some of the stronger storms may be accompanied by heavy rain which could lead to flooding. Residents can also expect large hail and strong damaging wind, and an isolated tornado can't be ruled out in Western Massachusetts, the NWS says. Highs will be in the mid 80s. On Friday, the NWS says the best chance for any strong storms to develop will be in the afternoon and evening south of the Mass Pike.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today due to hot temperatures and high humidity that could lead to heat illnesses.
Today is going to be a scorcher, with heat index values up 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The high predicted for the Reading and North Reading area is 97. The NWS issued a heat advisory early this morning that is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. and says that with the heat indices so high, it could result in "dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outside." "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible," says the NWS. "Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors." Here …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Three-to-five inches of snow could fall between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.
Our snowless luck may have run out. Reading could see 3-5 inches of snow starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, according to a winter storm watch issued this morning by the National Weather Service (NWS). With fluctuating temperatures—a Wednesday high of 38 and Thursday high near 43—the snow should also mix in with sleet and freezing rain at times, the NWS said, although colder temperatures could linger longer than currently forecast, resulting in less sleet and freezing rain and more snow. "Snow is currently expected to overspread southern New England Wednesday afternoon and transition to a wintry mix Wednesday evening," the NWS statement read. "The heaviest precipitation should occur from last Wednesday into Thursday …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting 4 to 6 inches of snow Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Reading area. The service expects four to six inches of snow to fall between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, according to an advisory updated at 4:10 p.m. Friday. The heaviest snow is expected from mid-morning to early afternoon Saturday, according to the advisory. “Snow will accumulate quickly as the ground is already cold. Untreated surfaces will become slippery quickly. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations,” read the statement. The storm will bring moderately strong winds, with gusts of up to 20 MPH, and visibility could drop to less than half a mile at times.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Gusty winds, dry conditions could lead to brush fires, National Weather Service said Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for North Reading and most of Massachusetts, with gusty winds and dry conditions leading to an increased risk of brush fires. The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, according to the weather service. Dry northwest winds gusting between 20-30 mph and low humidity will result in an elevated fire risk in areas without snow cover, the weather service said in a statement Monday morning. The weather service advises using precaution around potential fuel sources that could ignite fires. Monday will feature mostly sunny skies with a high around 45 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 46, although it will not be quite as windy as Monday, according to the …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning for this afternoon through tomorrow morning and calls for eight to 12 inches of snow in the area. Thursday morning's commute could be affected.
Another nor’easter is likely to bring a significant amount of snowfall to North Reading, stretching an already thin snow-removal budget even more. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for North Reading, effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday. According to the forecast, the storm could bring between eight and 12 inches to the area. Light snow is expected to begin late this afternoon or early this evening, the weather service said. Snow will increase in intensity overnight Wednesday, with snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour possible between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, forecasters said. Visibility could be reduced to one-quarter or one-half mile at times, according to the National…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Predicted snowfall totals have increased to between three and seven inches, according to the National Weather Service. Fast-moving storm will be at its worst during the morning commute.
Updated, 7:08 p.m. More snow is forecast for a region that has spent the past two weeks digging out from one storm after another. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system could drop between five and eight inches of snow around North Reading on Friday morning. A winter storm warning is in effect for North Reading from 2 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Snow is expected to begin falling between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., and the heaviest may fall during the Friday morning commute, according to the weather service's Thursday afternoon forecast. Snow could fall at a rate of one to two inches per hour during the morning rush hour, the weather service said. "Roads will quickly become snow-covered and slippery," the National Weather Service said …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Storm dumps close to five inches before turning to rain; no major incidents are reported. More snow may be on the way Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The slippery, slushy mess on Tuesday caused a few minor incidents on the roads, and now North Reading residents need to look ahead to another snowstorm at the end of the week. Close to five inches of snow fell Tuesday before turning to sleet around 2 p.m. and then rain Tuesday night. The snow that was on the roadways turned to slush and ice overnight and into Wednesday, requiring crews from the Department of Public Works to treat those surfaces. Police reported a few minor spinouts and cars off the road, including one that slid into a utility pole on Tower Hill Road and Hill Street around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries in any of the incidents Tuesday or Wednesday morning, according to police. Police and the North Reading Fire …