Storm downs trees and power lines in Greenfield

A strong thunderstorm lingered over Greenfield for several hours Saturday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines in the area, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Taunton said.

The storm, which began just after 3 p.m., produced 4 to 6 inches of rain, strong winds, nickel-sized hail, and lightning, according to Rebecca Gould, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

The rain let up significantly around 6 p.m., when the storm began to shift toward the northeastern region of the state, Gould said. As long as it continues to move, no other towns will be hit with the same intensity as Greenfield, where the storm was stationary for three hours, she said.


In Greenfield, showers are expected throughout the remainder of the holiday weekend, the weather service said.

The weekend isn’t looking much better in Boston, according to Gould. Saturday’s heavy air, mugginess, and showers are expected to continue through Monday, she said.

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