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Tornado Watch 3:30 Update: No Warnings, Yet

(NECN) - A tornado watch was put into effect by the National Weather Service on Saturday, effective until 8 p.m. for Western New England and 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

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.

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