Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Massachusetts on Friday afternoon.

The warning is for West central Worcester County, East central Hampshire County, and Southeastern Franklin County, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning was initially issued until 3:45 p.m. but the NWS cancelled it shortly before 3:15 p.m.

Wind gusts of 60 mph, downpours, penny-size hail, and damage to trees and power lines is possible.

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For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. If on or near Quabbin Reservoir, get away from the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways,” the NWS warned.

To track the storms on interactive radar, click here.

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