Issued: 3:18 PM Jul. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service
...A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG WITH A LOCALIZED FLOOD THREAT EXIST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... A cold front approaching southern New England will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms developing around mid afternoon persisting into the first part of the evening. A few of the thunderstorms may become strong to severe and produce isolated/localized wind damage. In addition...torrential rain may result in 1 to 2 inch per hour rainfall rates with the stronger thunderstorms. This may result in localized flooding, particularly if the activity occurs over urbanized centers. Lastly...these thunderstorms are expected to contain dangerous cloud to ground lightning. Please keep an eye and if you have outdoor plans be prepared to seek an indoor shelter if threatening weather approaches.