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Friday, July 28, 2006

Violent thunderstorms


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Lightning storm 1.jpg

(Lightning strike in Boston Harbor, 1999, by Mark Wilson, Globe Staff)

Violent thunderstorms may complicate the end of tonight’s commute as two air masses collide over Massachusetts and threaten to dump up to 3/4 of an inch of rain in as short as a half hour.

"These storms could have torrential downpours and damaging winds," said Meteorologist Alan Dunham of the National Weather Service in Taunton.

All of Massachusetts – excluding Cape Cod and the Islands – is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., Dunham said. Winds could reach speeds of up to 60 or 70 miles per hour. ...

Read more in the City and Region breaking news blog.

-- Andrew Ryan

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