Severe Weather Hits New England

A tornado warning issued Wednesday afternoon in Essex County, Massachusetts, has been cancelled.

That warning was one of many severe weather warnings, including flood warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings, across New England 

The tornado warning had been put into effect just before 4 p.m. and was set to expire at 4:30. At 4:15, NWS issued another statement saying the storm had moved offshore.

Earlier in the day, Cape Cod took the worst of the storms. At one point, a tornado warning was issued in Barnstable County.

"This was bad," began Bonnie Grady, who camps on Cape Cod. "The rain was pouring down and the lightning was terrifying. I was even afraid to go from my trailer to the car."

And in Boston, a lightning strike was deemed the cause of a two-alarm fire

Click here for an up-to-date list of severe weather alerts in the region.

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