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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for area, damaging wind, hail possible

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The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southwestern Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts, Northeastern Washington County in Rhode Island, Newport County in Rhode Island, Kent County in Rhode Island, Southeastern Providence County in Rhode Island, and Bristol County in Rhode Island until 530 PM EDT.

At 435 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near West Warwick moving east at 35 mph.

60 mph wind gusts are expected

Expect damage to trees and power lines.

Penny sized hail is possible.

Locations impacted include New Bedford, Fall River, Warwick, Cranston, Coventry, Dartmouth, West Warwick, North Kingstown, Bristol, Somerset, Portsmouth, Barrington, Middletown, Swansea, Tiverton, Westport, East Greenwich, Warren, Scituate and Freetown.

The NWS recommends that for your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building as a precaution.

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