The weather service's hazardous weather outlook covers Rhode Island, eastern, northeastern and southeastern MA.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, upgraded most of the area to an "enhanced" risk of severe weather Saturday night, third highest of the five categories.
Strong storms have developed near Emporia, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of the area.
The tornado watch is in effect until 8 p.m., according to the Weather Service.
The forecast for Wyandotte County says the chance of precipitation is 40 percent, mainly after 1 p.m. today, the weather service said.
Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Brief, heavy downpours could produce street flooding/flash flooding...in some areas it may coincide with the evening commute. Always remember never try to drive across a flooded road "Turn Around Don't Drown" it can save your life. The active weather then returns Sunday and Monday.
The chance for hail, strong winds, and tornadoes is highest in northeast Pennsylvania, the Hudson Valley, and western New England.
Meteorologists look at a bunch of different indices, which help us understand the atmosphere, when forecasting possible thunderstorms.
TOMORROW - Overcast with Areas Of Showers.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a temperature of 60 degrees. Things will stay relatively warm through Friday with on-and-off periods of rain with a few rumbles of thunder.
Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, according to an alert from NOAA.