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Pre-Irene Thunderstorms Expected Today in Canton

A precursor to Hurricane Irene will bring severe storms to Norfolk County Thursday afternoon and evening.

Although forecasters are still determining the exact time Hurricane Irene will hit on Sunday, Canton will be getting today.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for several counties in Massachusetts, including Norfolk County, along with parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut for today.

"Isolated to scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening," the NWS stated.

"The main threat" is strong and damaging winds and a second concern is hail, according to the NWS.

A potential for a flood watch also exists for this afternoon and evening, according to the NWS.

Be sure to bring your raincoat and umbrella this afternoon!

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