Storms march eastward as possible tornado causes damage; flash flood warning issued for RI and Southern MA

By The Associated Press


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WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) – A tornado warning in Massachusetts has expired, and meteorologists from the National Weather Service are surveying building damage that may have been caused by a tornado.

Extensive damage to buildings is confirmed in parts of Massachusetts on Saturday morning. Uxbridge fire officials say buildings have suffered structural damage in Webster.

Meteorologists are assessing. The tornado warning was for part of southern Massachusetts near the Connecticut and Rhode Island borders.

More than 4,250 Worcester County residents are without power following up to two inches of rain within 30 minutes.

NWS says strong to severe thunderstorms with potentially damaging wind gusts will continue as showers move eastward.

A flash flood warning has been issued for the Boston metropolitan area and Rhode Island with NWS anticipating "torrential downpours" between one to two inches per hour until 6 p.m.

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