Rain and wind on the way for Mass., but no tornado

09/30/2016 -Boston, MA- Pedestrians protect themselves from the rain at the intersection of Tremon St. and Stuart St.  in the Theater District in Boston, MA on September 30, 2016. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter: Ransom
Pedestrians protect themselves from the rain at the intersection of Tremont St. and Stuart St. in the Theater District. –Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe

Evening showers are on the forecast for the Greater Boston area Wednesday night, but the potential for severe thunderstorms and small tornadoes has disappeared, according to meteorologists.

On Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warned residents that isolated thunderstorms in the evening could bring a small risk of tornadoes. However, the possibility of sweeping storms and extreme weather have diminished, according to Bill Simpson, a meteorologist for National Weather Service Boston.

The first batch of showers hit the Bay State this morning, and a second round is expected later tonight. The area north of the Massachusetts Turnpike will be affected most by the weather, Simpson said.


The storm will likely die out by Thursday morning. While there is a possibility of a few early showers, the rain will gradually disappear as the day progresses, according to Simpson.

Bostonians should be prepared for a seriously windy Thursday. The expected high for the day is in the mid-40s, but blustering winds will prevail throughout the afternoon, with gusts expected to reach 55 mph.

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