FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest will be in a tropical storm warning today, August 4.
Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph. The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. The heaviest winds will be after 4 p.m.
Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage.
ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow-rooted. Some fences and roadway signs have blown over.
A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
Scattered power and communications outages.
Potential for a few tornadoes. The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.
If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives.
If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.
POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited. The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads
Report from the National Weather Service. Photo from CNN