There is a significant threat of severe thunderstorms again across Massachusetts today, according to the National Weather Service.
NWS issued a special weather statement shortly before 11 a.m., saying the storms are likely to hit late this afternoon (around 4 p.m.) and through the evening. The current forecast for Peabody puts the worst of the storms after 11 p.m.
"The main hazards will be damaging wind gusts and large hail, and even isolated tornadoes," says the NWS, although the greatest threat is in the western portion of the state and Northern Connecticut.
passed through Tuesday afternoon and another similar band of severe thunderstorms hit last Wednesday with .
The worst damage was when a , setting the basement on fire.
"Extensive cloud cover this morning will give way to at least partial sunshine by early this afternoon. This will allow for instability to develop, which will set the stage for multiple rounds of thunderstorms to develop and move across the area," says the NWS. "Keep an eye to the sky and be aware of potentially life threatening weather developing today."
The storms are expected to last into Friday morning and then pick up again that evening.
Severe weather updates and warnings will likely be issued this afternoon. You can visit www.weather.gov/boston for further updates within the region.