As of 7 am this morning, a line of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms is now entering far western Mass. This shower and thunderstorm activity is moving eastward at a forward speed of between 40 and 50 mph. It is expected that these heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will move through the entire Connecticut River Valley/I-91 corridor of Western Mass around 8 am or so this morning. From there, this shower and thunderstorm activity will push eastward across the western Worcester Hills, the Mass Pike east of Springfield, the I-84 corridor from Hartford to Sturbridge and the Route 2 corridor from Orange to Fitchburg between 8 and 8:30 am. Between 8:30 and 9 am, the Worcester metro is likely to be impacted by this line of showers and thunderstorms, as well as the I-190 corridor and the I-395 corridor. This heavy shower and thunderstorm activity will be capable of producing torrential downpours and wind gusts of up to 50-60 mph when they move through.