Thunderstorms hit parts of New England Wednesday.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were active throughout the afternoon in Bristol and Norfolk Counties in Massachusetts and Providence County in Rhode Island. Earlier severe thunderstorm warnings for northeastern York County and south central Cumberland County in southwestern Maine and Orange, Chittenden, Washington and Addison counties in Vermont also expired.
The warnings were issued because dangerous thunderstorms were producing damaging winds over 58 MPH and/or hail of at least one inch in diameter. Our Early Warning Weather Team is providing live radar coverage of the storm on-air and online – if your neighborhood is in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, seek shelter inside, away from windows.
Though lightning is not a factor in the issuance of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, lightning poses a deadly threat - if you can hear thunder, you likely are close enough to be at risk and should shelter inside until the storm passes.
Keep in mind that even non-severe thunderstorms can produce strong winds, small hail, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain.
As always, your necn Early Warning Weather Team will continue to provide radar analysis, street-level forecasts, critical information to save life and property, and suggested actions through our continuing coverage.
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