Tornado Watch 5pm Update: Still in Watch Mode | NECN

Tornado Watch 5pm Update: Still in Watch Mode

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    (NECN) - A tornado watch was put into effect by the National Weather Service on Saturday, effective until 10 p.m. for northern Connecticut and Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, part of Maine and central Rhode Island.

    A watch means storms are capable of producing tornadoes, but no warnings have been issued.


    Affected counties:

    Maine

    ANDROSCOGGIN
    CUMBERLAND
    FRANKLIN
    KENNEBEC
    LINCOLN
    OXFORD
    SAGADAHOC
    YORK

    Mass.

    BRISTOL
    ESSEX
    FRANKLIN
    HAMPDEN
    HAMPSHIRE
    MIDDLESEX
    NORFOLK
    PLYMOUTH
    SUFFOLK
    WORCESTER

    N.H.

    BELKNAP
    CARROLL
    CHESHIRE
    COOS
    GRAFTON
    HILLSBOROUGH
    MERRIMACK
    ROCKINGHAM
    STRAFFORD
    SULLIVAN

    R.I.
    KENT
    PROVIDENCE

    Vermont
    ENTIRE STATE UNTIL 8 PM

    It is the result of a strong thunderstorm capable of producing wind gusts up to 40 mph and small hail. Some affected locations include Chester, Blandford, Huntington, Russell, Montgomery, Westfield, Southampton and Easthampton.

    The National Weather Service urged people to get inside when the storm approaches. Winds may be strong enough to bring down branches. Minor street flooding in poor drainage areas is possible.

    Keep up with the storm on our Weather Page.

    Information from the National Weather Service.