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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts – Boston 25 News

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

The warning is in effect for Northwestern Worcester County and Northeastern Franklin County until 3:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, lightning, an isolated tornado and hail is possible.

A tornado warning that was issued for parts of New Hampshire earlier in the afternoon has expired, but severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect.

The tornado warning was issued for areas including New London, Wilmot, Grantham, and Grafton in South Central Grafton County and Northwestern Merrimack County. It expired at 2:15 p.m.

RELATED: Tornado, severe thunderstorm tips: Watch vs. Warning, 10 other things to know to stay safe

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Northern Sullivan County, Southeastern Grafton County, Belknap County, Southwestern Carroll County, Cheshire, Coos, and Northwestern Merrimack County, until 3:30 p.m., according to the NWS. There is a chance for strong wind gusts and quarter-size hail in these areas.

There is also a severe thunderstorm watch that impacts New Hampshire’s Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan counties until 8 p.m.

In Massachusetts, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Berkshire, Hampden, Worcester, Essex, Hampshire, Franklin and Middlesex counties until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

To track the storms on interactive radar, click here.

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