Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Forecast for Fitchburg
Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on May 24, 2013
Flash Flood Watch in effect until noon EDT today...
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until noon EDT today...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of northern Connecticut... Massachusetts... southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island... including the following areas... in northern Connecticut... Hartford CT... Tolland CT and Windham CT. In Massachusetts... eastern Franklin MA... eastern Hampden MA... eastern Hampshire MA... eastern Norfolk MA... eastern Plymouth MA... northern Bristol MA... northern Middlesex MA... northern Worcester MA... southern Bristol MA... southern Plymouth MA... southern Worcester MA... Suffolk MA... western Franklin MA... western Hampden MA... western Hampshire MA... western Norfolk MA and western Plymouth MA. In southern New Hampshire... Cheshire NH and western and central Hillsborough NH. In Rhode Island... Bristol RI... eastern Kent RI... Newport RI... northwest Providence RI... southeast Providence RI... Washington RI and western Kent RI.
* Until noon EDT today
* areas of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected later this morning. Heavy rainfall later this morning... particularly within stronger thunderstorms... could result in flash flooding.
* The main concern will be for urban areas and smaller tributaries... streams and creeks.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:21 am EDT on May 24, 2013
The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 12 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Boston
********************storm total rainfall********************
Location storm total time/date comments rainfall of /inches/ measurement
... Hartford County... Granby 2.30 508 am 5/24 ham radio Avon 2.10 508 am 5/24 ham radio 1 WNW Windsor Locks 1.89 438 am 5/24 ASOS Collinsville 1.76 910 PM 5/23 none South Windsor 1.30 1147 PM 5/23 trained spotter West Hartford 1.30 940 PM 5/23 NWS nepp Bristol 1.10 535 PM 5/23 media 3 se Hartford 1.05 508 am 5/24 ASOS
... Bristol County... 3 NW New Bedford 1.38 510 am 5/24 ASOS
... Franklin County... 2 se Orange 1.18 444 am 5/24 ASOS
... Hampden County... Springfield 2.84 510 am 5/24 ham radio Granville 1.93 935 PM 5/23 NWS nepp Palmer 1.90 511 am 5/24 ham radio 2 ENE Westfield 1.81 441 am 5/24 ASOS Southwick 1.81 1022 PM 5/23 none Chester 1.79 1047 PM 5/23 ham radio
... Plymouth County... 2 WNW east bridgewat 0.66 430 am 5/24 cocorahs
... Worcester County... 4 se Fitchburg 2.00 446 am 5/24 ASOS 3 WNW Worcester 1.36 509 am 5/24 ASOS
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