Photos: Damaging storms, confirmed tornado hit Massachusetts, Rhode Island
By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
October 25, 2018, 1:27:05 AM EDT
Locally damaging storms rumbled across southern New England on Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind downed trees and power outages.
The strongest storms hit Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, where winds brought down trees and caused delays during the Tuesday evening commute.
"Some of the most significant damage was reported in North Providence and Lincoln, Rhode Island, where some trees were knocked down and a roof was ripped off a home," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson said.
"While generally not damaging, there were numerous reports of small hail with the thunderstorms across central and eastern Massachusetts," Thompson said.
The National Weather Service (NWS) dispatched a survey team to assess the damage from some of the storms and determined that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down across the region on Tuesday. One tracked near Lincoln, Rhode Island with the other touching down near Norton, Massachusetts.
As of 6 p.m. EDT Tuesday, there were over 3,000 power outages in Massachusetts with a majority of the outages being located in Bristol County.
No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the storms.
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