Thunderstorms are predicted to roll through the region Monday. Here’s when.

"Strong gusts and some hail [are] the primary risks.”

A commuter makes his way home in heavy rain.
A commuter makes his way home in heavy rain. –David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

Thunderstorms are predicted to roll through the region Monday evening, bringing the potential for rain, hail, and strong wind gusts, according to the National Weather Service.

The service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Middlesex, Worcester, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties until 9 p.m. Boston has a slight risk for these storms, which means they won’t last long and won’t be widespread, but could still be intense, forecasters said.

“Possible Severe Tstorm Watch coming this afternoon,” Eric Fisher, a meteorologist with WBZ, said on Twitter. “Strong gusts and some hail [are] the primary risks.”

National Weather Service officials aren’t “incredibly concerned” about the hail, according to the service’s website.

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“I would say unlikely in SE MA, but I could see a strong storm making it to Boston area,” WBZ meteorologist Terry Eliasen said.

Eliasen predicts a “line” of storms moving through during the evening commute.

Matt Noyes, a meteorologist with NECN, said the thunderstorms “will likely become damaging.”

 

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