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Severe thunderstorms in weather forecast across Massachusetts today

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BOSTON - The WBZ Weather team has issued a NEXT Weather Alert for the threat of thunderstorms Thursday.

While this doesn't look like a "classic" set up for severe weather in this area, there is a risk of thunderstorms, a few of which may reach severe levels.

The Storms Prediction Center has placed most of southern New England in a "marginal" risk for severe weather on Thursday.

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There may be a few rounds of showers and storms on Thursday. 

It will be another very warm day. Even with limited sunshine, highs should easily climb well into the 80s once again north and west of Boston.

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There will also be a decent amount of humidity in the air Thursday. Dewpoints in the mid-60s will make it feel somewhat uncomfortable.

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Most models indicate a risk of storms around midday and again later in the afternoon.

Within any of these storms, there may be frequent lightning, briefly heavy downpours and some damaging winds gusts and small hail.

Thursday weather
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Again, we're not expecting any widespread damage or organized, high-level severe weather, but it will be a day to stay tuned to updated forecasts especially if you have plans to be outdoors.

Thursday storms
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What's next? A LOVELY day on Friday! Highs again in the mid-80s but with much lower dewpoints and humidity.

Friday weather
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The holiday weekend is looking warm and largely dry. Saturday will be the warmest and driest day.

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There will be a slight chance of a pop-up shower or storm on Sunday and Monday but no washouts in this forecast! 

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