By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer
The WBZ Weather team is issuing a NEXT Weather Alert for the threat of thunderstorms Thursday night.
This is not expected to be a widespread severe event, however there is a risk for a few storms to reach severe thresholds.
We expect a broken line of downpours and thunderstorms in Western and Central MA between 5pm-8pm.
Timing in Eastern MA, including Boston: 8pm-11pm
Southeastern MA: Storms will likely be greatly diminished or completely gone by the time they reach SE MA, however some areas in northern Plymouth and Bristol counties may get a shower around 10 p.m. or a bit later
If you are headed to Fenway or Gillette tonight (Elton John concert), the threat would be toward the end of these events. Again, storms are expected to be much stronger to the west...
If any of these storms were to reach severe levels the primary threats would be damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning and some localized flooding.
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