Thunderstorms rolled across Massachusetts this afternoon, threatening the region with heavy rain, 60-mile-per-hour winds, and quarter-sized hail.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Essex and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts as storms rumbled through the area. The service also issued a flash flood warning, saying that the storm appeared capable of dumping rain at a rate of 1 ½ inches per hour.
But once the storms pass through, the cold front will leave behind a beautiful weekend for New England residents.
“The big thing is that this frontal passage will mark the end of the hot and humid air mass that we’ve been experiencing,” making way for refreshing and comfortable weather, said meteorologist Charlie Foley.
There will be lots of sun and low humidity starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Daytime temperatures will be in the low 80s, dipping into the 70s on Friday. Nights will be pleasant, with temperatures in the low 60s.