HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather for southern New England.
Beginning late Sunday afternoon and continuing into the evening, thunderstorms with heavy downpours, lightning, wind and hail are expected to move into Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say hail could be an inch in diameter.
A system that spawned violent storms in Oklahoma is moving east. Forecasters say tornadoes in the New England region are not likely, but wind and hail could be damaging.
The storms are expected to cool the region. Temperatures were in the high 80s on Sunday and in the 90s on Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures are forecast for the 70s early in the week.