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Meteorologists expect large hail, torrential rain, damaging winds, and possible street flooding to hit MA during the storms.
The tri-state area could hit 80 degrees on Friday, but the chance of thunderstorms will develop through the afternoon into late-day hours, according to the National Weather Service. Storms moving in from the west could bring up to 3 inches of rain to the Austin area over a short period of time, which could cause flash flooding in some spots.
"Straight-line wind continues to be the biggest threat for today, but, we can't rule out a brief tornado", the National Weather Service said Friday afternoon. This weekend is trending warm and unsettled with above average highs on either side of 80° and an increasing chance for showers and storms. Much more May-like weather is on the way for the rest of the week into the weekend.