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Severe thunderstorm, strong winds and hail predicted for Westford on Thursday evening


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WESTFORD — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Middlesex county at 7:19 p.m. on Thursday.

The storm has potential to bring 60mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail. The storm is currently moving east at 55mph from an area between Rindge, N.H. and Athol.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways,” the National Weather Service wrote its warning.

The National Weather Service notes there is potential for damage to trees and power lines.

Rain is expected, but not nearly enough to make up for the approximate six to eight inch rain deficit that has resulted in a critical drought for the region.

The storm is expected to reach Westford around 7:55 p.m. The warning is set to expire at 8:15 p.m.

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Ben Domaingue, Managing Editor
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.