Heat and Thunderstorms Predicted for Boston on Tuesday

The storms pose greater risks in central and western Massachusetts, but wind and rain are still possible on May 15 in the Hub, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - February 5, 2016: The iconic Citgo sign along Commonwealth Avenue on a rainy night in the Fenway Kenmore neighborhood

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Unhappy with the weather? Wait five minutes, it’ll change.

Tuesday is poised to be a rollercoaster of a weather day, with steamy afternoon temperatures potentially giving way to severe thunderstorms this evening and much cooler temperatures tomorrow. The mercury will climb into the low 80s Tuesday afternoon and be accompanied by humidity that’s sure to throw a wrench into your good hair day.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service predict storms could roll into greater-Boston in time to turn your evening commute into a bigger nightmare than usual. Though dangerous weather is possible in the Hub and winds could reach 60 miles per hour in the city on Tuesday, the system poses greater threats to central and western Massachusetts.

The most dangerous components of the forthcoming storm are the chances for forceful wind gusts and local flooding. It’s less likely, but there’s a possibility of hail and an isolated tornado as well, according to the meteorologists. The National Weather Service strongly urges people to seek shelter after hearing thunder and to remain indoors for at least half an hour after the storm ends.

Temperatures are slated to drop into the 50s after the storm rolls through and stay there on Wednesday. Nice weather will be back in town on Thursday, when the Hub is slated for mostly sunny skies and temperatures that could reach 77 degrees.