What local meteorologists are saying about the potential thunderstorms Monday afternoon

"The primary threats are hail, gusty winds, and lightning."

Boston, MA - 4/24/2020: A jogger passes a bed of tulips in the Public Garden Boston, MA on April 24, 2020. The Boston area is in for a rainy, chilly Friday, with showers overnight expected to continue throughout the day. Temperatures will peak in the mid-40s and drop down to the mid-30s at night. The sun comes out Saturday, with temps climbing to 56, but more rain closes out the weekend Sunday afternoon and carries into next week. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter: Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

The week is kicking off with some wet weather and potential thunderstorms on Monday.

Forecasters are predicting Massachusetts and Southern New England will see a period of rain showers during the morning hours, with potential scattered thunderstorms appearing during the afternoon north and west of Route 128. Some of the storms may be on the “strong side,” the National Weather Service says.

Below, what local forecasters are saying about the potential for stormy weather on Monday.

National Weather Service: “The primary threats are hail, gusty winds, and lightning.”

Shiri Spear, Boston 25 News: “The #Boston area will probably stay dry through late morning. Storms will peak this afternoon.”

Chris Lambert, 7News: “Marginal risk for a severe thunderstorm that produces damaging wind gusts/quarter sized hail this afternoon. More likely to see pea-sized hail and gusts to 40mph in most storms.”

Sarah Wroblewski, CBS Boston: “A few storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds & small hail this afternoon-evening.”

Cindy Fitzgibbon, WCVB: “Timing 1-8pm.”


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