Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches Issued for Massachusetts

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches for Massachusetts. The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for the state’s coastal areas and a tropical storm watch for the state’s interior early this morning. Forecasters nonetheless expect a “very significant and potentially damaging event” across Southern New England. The forecasters also offered this: “Now is the time to begin preparing your home or business according to your hurricane disaster plan. Listen for possible warnings and be ready to evacuate if necessary. Heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued.” The next update is today around 1 p.m. Maybe around that time, too, our local officials will weigh in. []