Severe thunderstorm watch is in place until 8 pm

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A flash flood watch is in effect Monday from noon until late in the evening, the National Weather Service says.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said Monday afternoon will be partly cloudy, hot and humid, with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 2:45 p.m. for Ephrata, Willow Street and Leola until 3:15 p.m. Winds up to 60 miles per hour and penny-sized hail are possible, the warning says. With the threat of severe weather, today remains a First Warning Weather Day. Flash Flood Watch. Severe Thunderstorm Watch.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN.Monday through Saturday.

Residents walk through floodwaters after a heavy thunderstorm caused flash flooding on Bank St.in New London, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued at 1:35 p.m. and is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center is now anticipating a slight to enhanced risk of scattered nasty thunderstorms as depicted here in this chart. These storms have the potential of damaging winds and of course risky lightning.

Along the Shore, it'll be a bit cooler - in the low 80s on Monday. After that, there should be decreasing risk of any severe weather but downpours and lightning could very well linger into the early morning hours Tuesday over eastern and southeastern Mass.

The current forecast puts the showers and thunderstorms in the area after 2 p.m., with storms out of the area by 11 p.m. and showers diminishing overnight.

A cold front brings storm chances for the latter half of Father's Day and into the start of the workweek. Tree damage, scattered power outages, and isolated damage to structures are possible.

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