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At least three tornadoes touch down in Southern New England as summer of wild weather continues

Homeowner Jessica Gormley surveyed a huge oak tree in her backyard on Pasco Drive in Johnston, R.I.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Severe weather moved across New England Friday morning, with forecasters warning of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash flooding.

The National Weather Service confirmed that at least two tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts on Friday morning, in Weymouth and “in both North Attleborough and Mansfield”

Earlier, the weather service said radar detected a tornado in Scituate, R.I., and forecasters were also reviewing video footage of a possible tornado in Johnston, R.I., though they were not immediately sure whether it was of the twister confirmed in Scituate or a second tornado.

Here’s how it unfolded.


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Special weather statement issued for Peabody and Salem — 5:35 p.m.

By Shanna Kelly, Globe Staff

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for Peabody and Salem, cautioning 30-mile-per-hour wind and possible penny-sized hail until 6:30 p.m.


Showers and thunderstorms expected to end this evening in the Boston area — 5:24 p.m.

By Shanna Kelly, Globe Staff

The rain and thunderstorms are expected to end this evening in the Boston area, according to the National Weather Service. The end to the severe weather will bring cooler temperatures tonight, dropping to the 50s in most of the state and the 60s near the coast.


Storm’s suddenness surprised Scituate resident, but not his ox, Ferdinand — 4:54 p.m.

By Amanda Milkovits, Globe Staff

When Richard Napolitano went out to feed his animals around 8 a.m., he noticed that his Scottish Highland ox was acting strangely. Ferdinand the ox, named by Napolitano’s granddaughter, is more of a giant pet on the farm on Byron Randall Road in Scituate, R.I.

Richard Napolitano said his ox Ferdinand(left) went to lay down in the farthest corner of the property when it got windy and the tornado warning came a half hour later. A tree fell(left) and landed on his chicken coop in his back yard. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

But Friday morning, Ferdinand seemed anxious. As Napolitano fed the chickens, he saw Ferdinand head to the farthest corner of the property, where he crawled his way into a windfall of tree branches and brush and laid down. “That’s when I knew something was coming,” Napolitano said.

A half-hour later, Napolitano’s cell phone blared a tornado warning. Within minutes, the storm was upon them.

Napolitano said that he and his wife watched from the sun room as the tops of giant trees twirled and snapped in the wind. Half-century-old oaks came crashing down. A tree fell on an empty chicken coop, but the birds were safe in another structure.

The storm left extensive damage in just minutes. “In 42 years here, I’ve never seen devastation so quick and so efficient,” Napolitano said.

All of the animals survived, including Ferdinand, who’d found his safe place. The chickens weren’t interested in laying eggs after the storm.

Napolitano was amazed at the suddenness of the storm. “I’ve been alive for 75 years and to see something come so quickly and with very little warning,” he said.


Watch: R.I. resident captures video of tornado in Johnston — 4:06 p.m.

By Brian Amaral, Globe Staff

Tornado seen while driving in Johnston, R.I.
A video automatically recorded by his Tesla shows Randy Williams of East Greenwich, R.I., driving in Johnston, R.I., as a tornado sweeps through the area.

See more videos of the tornado.


Tornado touched down in Weymouth, weather service confirms, second of the day in Mass. — 3:49 p.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A tornado touched down Friday morning in Weymouth, the National Weather Service said, confirming that at least two tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts as severe weather swept the eastern part of the state.

The weather service said additional information on the twister would come later.

Weather officials said earlier that at least one tornado touched down “in both North Attleborough and Mansfield” on Friday.


‘It sounded like a freight train’: Johnston residents shocked a tornado touched down in their neighborhood — 3:28 p.m.

By Amanda Milkovits, Globe Staff

Some were at home watching the steady rain out the windows, or driving on the highway, windshield wipers slapping, when their cell phones began buzzing with emergency alerts: Tornado warning. Take shelter immediately.

No way, thought Johnston resident Whitney Sirek, already on the road to the store with her father to a store in Massachusetts. “This is Rhode Island,” she recalled thinking. “We don’t get tornados.”

Jeanna, who didn’t want to give her last name, looked out the window of her home on George Waterman Road in Johnston and saw the wind was picking up. Then, she noticed that the debris in the road seemed to be whipping in circles. And then, there were the trees. Their tops were flailing around in spirals. The dark sky was turning orange.

”I grabbed my dog and my daughter, and we ran to the basement,” Jeanna said.

A block away on Pasco Drive, Joanne Parker heard the tornado warnings and shouted for her two grandchildren to run to the cellar. As her husband took 8-year-old Logan and 11-year-old Hannah with him, Parker could see what was happening outside, as the wind built. “I saw gigantic trees swaying and a gigantic oak tree go to the ground,” she said.

She went into the living room to secure the doors, but the wind grabbed them as she tried to pull them shut. “I felt like Dorothy in the ‘Wizard of Oz,’” Parker said.

Down in the basement, as her grandson sobbed for his mother, they could all hear something they’d never heard before. A roar. “It sounded like a freight train,” Parker said. “I’m 70 years old, and I’ve never been in one.”

Over on George Waterman Road, Jeanna was thinking the same thing, as the storm moved overhead. “When they say [a tornado] sounds like a freight train, it really does,” she said. “It was a whoosh!”

All along the storm’s route, trees toppled and split, landing across vehicles, roads, and utility wires. Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena Jr. said that the storm even picked up a passing vehicle on Route 295. The driver wasn’t injured, and so far there have been no storm-related injuries reported.

The storm passed quickly, and in its aftermath, the whine of chainsaws vibrated throughout the neighborhoods where a possible tornado had traveled and left a path of destruction.

Sirek’s neighbor texted her a picture of a large tree that had fallen onto Sirek’s car, parked on Brayton Street. “It was a shocker,” she said. “I’ve lived my whole life here and never experienced anything like this.”


Map: Where the tornado touched down in Mass. — 2:42 p.m.

By Christina Prignano, Globe Staff


After tornado strikes Johnston cemetery, sisters straighten parents’ gravesite — 2:32 p.m.

By Amanda Milkovits, Globe Staff

The Pilkington sisters, Nancy and Gail, cleared debris at their parents’ graves, and untangled wind chimes in a Japanese maple tree still planted there Friday, after a tornado passed through the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston.

“God is good,” intoned Nancy Pilkington as she raked.

Uprooted and damaged trees, tossed flowers, and mementos had been strewn throughout the cemetery.


At least one tornado touched down in Mass. Friday morning, NWS says — 1:38 p.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

At least one tornado touched down in Southeastern Massachusetts on Friday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed.

Weather officials confirmed a tornado touched down “in both North Attleborough and Mansfield,” according to a statement from the weather service. Hayden Frank, a meteorologist, said officials were not sure yet whether the tornado had one continuous path or if it lifted, and they plan to release more information later Friday.

“Further details regarding EF-rating, start and end locations are still pending the completion of the storm survey,” the statement said.

The weather service added that officials are heading to Rhode Island Friday afternoon to survey storm damage there.


See photos of storm damage in Andover — 1:22 p.m.

By Shannon Larson, Globe Staff

Employees walk around Akita Ramen after businesses were flooded in the Shawsheen Plaza in Andover. Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe
Damage in the Shawsheen Plaza in Andover following flooding.Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe
Workers looked at a drainage pipe that overflowed after businesses were flooded in the Shawsheen Plaza in Andover.Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe
Damage could be seen after businesses in the Shawsheen Plaza in Andover were flooded. Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe
Zonia Calva, a volunteer, swept water out of Planet Fitness after businesses in the Shawsheen Plaza in Andover were flooded.Vincent Alban For The Boston Globe

North Andover reeling from two flash floods in two weeks, some roads closed for repairs — 1:17 p.m.

By Alysa Guffey, Globe Correspondent

Severe flood damage Friday morning is complicating recovery efforts for Andover and North Andover residents and businesses who already felt the effects of a major rainstorm last week.

Most businesses in Andover’s Shawsheen Plaza were closed due to flooding Friday. Elements Massage general manager Zoe Hornsby said the store experienced worse damage Friday compared to the week before because employees had packaged up items in boxes as part of recovery efforts. She said they hadn’t expected the weather to be as severe Friday, but had voiced concerns about a blocked drainage system behind her property.

“Now we’re looking at a $1,000 price tag because we don’t have flood insurance because we aren’t in a flood valley,” Hornsby said.

Lieutenant Stephen Diminico said Friday’s storms did more sustained damage to roads, compared to last week’s severe damage to residences. He added that police expected a few roads to be closed for awhile to repair washed-away areas.

Flash flood warnings expired for the area at 12:45 p.m., but police began closing roads to assess water damage earlier, according to the North Andover Police Department’s Facebook page. Police reported “flooded streets throughout the town,” especially near the middle school, and encouraged residents to stay home.

Waverly Road was reported to have significant damage and is impassable from Route 114 to WoodRidge Drive, police posted around 11 a.m. WoodRidge condominium residents were encouraged to use Massachusetts Avenue, Route 114, or surrounding streets to access residences.

The underpass of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 495 was temporarily flooded and closed but reopened shortly before noon.Bradford Street between Great Pond Road and Barker Street is also temporarily closed.


R.I. resident captures video of possible tornado in Johnston — 1:07 p.m.

By Brian Amaral, Globe Staff

Randy Williams had left his house in East Greenwich Friday morning and stopped at a bank on his way to work in North Providence when he got a tornado warning on his cellphone.

”I just disregarded that,” Williams said. “Who expects that to happen in Rhode Island?”

And then…

”Sure enough, five, 10 minutes later, I was in the middle of it,” Williams recalled.

Video from his Tesla Model 3 shows multiple angles of what happened next. After leaving the bank, Williams was driving on Route 295 in the Johnston area. He saw a five-foot branch hovering 50 feet in the air, and debris spinning around. The possible tornado flipped another car on its side, then made its way to him. He was freaking out a little, given that the other car had been flipped over.

”I thought I was going to be flipped next,” Williams said.

He wasn’t flipped next, but the possible tornado ended up striking his car, bumping it into the air a bit and pushing it over to the right.

About half a mile down the road, shaken but not stirred, Williams pulled over. The car had been hit with plenty of debris, but there was little more damage than a cracked driver’s side window.

Williams ended up going to work. He’ll have a busy day ahead of him: He’s a project manager for Rhode Island Restoration, whose services include storm damage repair. Just not usually tornadoes.

”In Rhode Island,” Williams said, “you never see anything like that.”Weather officials say radar detected a tornado in Scituate, and forecasters were also reviewing video footage of a possible tornado in Johnston.


Riders should expect delays on Haverhill Line of the Commuter Rail — 12:49 p.m.

By Taylor Dolven, Globe Staff

Spokesperson for Keolis Alana Westwater said riders should expect delays on the Haverhill Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail because operations are reduced to a single track near Andover due to flooding. Keolis expects delays on the Haverhill Line to persist into the evening, Westwater said in an email.

The Providence Line is suspended so crews can remove downed trees and repair the tracks, Westwater said. Riders are encouraged to subscribe to T alerts for up to date information.


What exactly is a tornado, and other key storm questions, answered — 12:33 p.m.

By Elie Wolfe, Globe Correspondent

Though severe tornados are rare, New England has experienced a number of them in recent years.

Here’s what you should know about tornados, including how to prepare for them.


Nearly all weather warnings in Mass. and R.I. have expired — 12:08 p.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

After a morning of threats of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods, nearly all the warnings forecasters had issued for Massachusetts and Rhode Island had expired by noon, according to the National Weather Service.


See photos of storm damage in Johnston, R.I. — 11:53 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

The Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston, where a storm snapped and uprooted mature trees.Johnston Town Councilman Robert J. Civetti
The Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston, R.I. Johnston Town Councilman Robert J. Civetti
Trees were down on Rhode Island Avenue in Johnston, R.I.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Homeowner Jessica Gormley surveyed a huge oak tree in her backyard on Pasco Drive in Johnston, R.I. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Amtrak cancels mid-morning Acela train from Boston to New York — 11:45 a.m.

By Taylor Dolven, Globe Staff

Amtrak canceled its mid-morning Acela train from Boston to New York at around 11:20 a.m. Spokesperson Jen Flanagan said other trains are being held until track conditions improve.

All Amtrak service between Boston and Providence was temporarily stopped at around 11:30 a.m. due to a downed tree caught in the overhead power lines, Amtrak announced on X. Crews were working to restore service as soon as possible, the announcement said.

Amtrak riders are encouraged to check @AmtrakNECAlerts for updates.


Flash flood warning continues for New Bedford, Abington, and Bridgewater — 11:33 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A flash flood warning will continue for New Bedford, Abington, and Bridgewater until 12 p.m., the National Weather Service said.


Map: Here’s where radar detected a tornado in R.I. — 11:18 a.m.

By Christina Prignano, Globe Staff


Johnston, R.I., officials say ‘extensive’ damage reported in town after possible tornado — 11:04 a.m.

By Amanda Milkovits and Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

Johnston Town Councilman Robert J. Civetti said that a tornado appeared to go through the center of the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston and cause a lot of tree damage, but not much damage to the graves. There are mostly flat markers in this cemetery, and the mausoleum and headstones were not damaged.

All the cemetery employees were safe, he said.

Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena Jr. said a tornado touched down on Greenville Avenue, where fire officials responded to reports of a car that was lifted about 10 to 15 feet in the air. He also reported “extensive damage” in parts of town.

A National Weather Service meteorologist said officials have seen video of a tornado in Johnston, but didn’t confirm one had touched down.


Radar confirms tornado touched down in central R.I., NWS says — 10:57 a.m.

By Shannon Larson, Globe Staff

At least one tornado touched down in central Rhode Island between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Radar confirmed a tornado in Scituate, and the weather service has seen video of a tornado in Johnston, said meteorologist Hayden Frank.

Frank said it was unclear whether it was one tornado or two separate tornadoes. The weather service will have more information later in the day, he said.


Forecasters warn of ‘life threatening’ flash flooding in northeastern Mass. — 10:52 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of northeastern Massachusetts until 12:30 p.m., forecasters said, warning of “life threatening” conditions as a result of thunderstorms moving through the region.

The areas that will experience flash flooding include Lawrence, Haverhill, Peabody, Methuen, Billerica, Beverly, Andover, Tewksbury, North Andover, Danvers, Reading, Wilmington, Newburyport, Amesbury, North Reading, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Middleton, Georgetown and Boxford, the National Weather Service said.


See photos of storm damage in Providence — 10:46 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff


Johnston, R.I., official reports storm damage, possible tornado near cemetery — 10:41 a.m.

By Amanda Milkovits, Globe Staff

Johnston Town Councilman Robert Civetti told the Globe he received a phone call from the president of the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, who said it appears that a tornado touched down and caused a lot of damage.


Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for parts of northeastern Mass. — 10:36 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Central Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts until 11:30 a.m., forecasters said.

Forecasters warned of 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts and nickel size hail after a severe thunderstorm was located over Boxford, or near North Andover, moving northeast as 25 miles per hour.

The areas affected include North Andover, Danvers, Newburyport, Ipswich, Middleton, Salisbury, Georgetown, Boxford, Hamilton, Newbury, Groveland, Topsfield, Rowley, Wenham, West Newbury, and Essex, forecasters said.


What to know about the flash flood warning in effect in Boston — 10:30 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

Forecasters warned of flash flooding in multiple cities in Eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, Cambridge, Lynn, Somerville, and Brockton until 11:45 a.m.

At 10:11 a.m., “Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 0.25 to 0.5 inches in 1 hour. Flash flooding is ongoing,” forecasters said.

The areas that will experience flash flooding include Boston, Cambridge, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, Brookline, Medford, Taunton, Weymouth, Revere, Peabody, Arlington, Everett, Salem and Billerica, forecasters said.

People in those areas can expect flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

The weather service warned drivers to turn around when encountering flooded roads.


R.I. Department of Transportation reports crashes and spinouts near Johnston — 10:27 a.m.

By Lylah Alphonse, Globe Staff

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reported crashes and spinouts along Rt. 295, near the Johnston area, and a rollover along Rt. 146 in North Smithfield.

A flash flooding warning was in effect until 10:45 for most of central and northern Rhode Island.


Johnston, R.I., mayor’s office says it received reports of tornado touchdown — 10:19 a.m.

By Lylah Alphonse, Globe Staff

“We have reports of touchdown near Peck Hill Road in Johnston,” Dominique Turner, Deputy Chief of staff for Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena Jr, said in a statement sent to the Globe.

“The most significant damage came in that area on the Johnston/Scituate border with multiple trees uprooted and small property damage. No reports of any injuries.”

Local news outlets reported major tree damage in Johnston and Scituate.

“Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Johnston RI seems to have taken a direct hit by this morning’s tornado,” Rory Schuler, the editor of the Johnston Sun Rise weekly newspaper, reported on Twitter. “A path of destruction: fallen trees, scattered planters, graves unearthed and huge elderly trees toppled.”

Turner said that a car was lifted 10 feet in the air along Rt. 295 South. She said the driver was not injured, though local news station WPRI reported that the driver was taken to the hospital.


Flash flood warning in effect for Boston, Cambridge, and Brockton — 10:14 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A flash flood warning is in effect for Boston, Cambridge, and Brockton until 11:45 a.m.., according to the National Weather Service.


Flash flood warning announced for Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill — 10:11 a.m.

By Hayley Kaufman, Globe Staff

A flash flood warning is in effect for Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill until 12:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.


See photos of severe weather and damage in Mass. and R.I. — 10:07 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff


Residents in Cohasset warned to take shelter due to tornado — 10:04 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

Residents in Cohasset were issued a tornado warning until 10:45 a.m. and urged to take shelter immediately by the National Weather Service.

The alert read: “National Weather Service: TORNADO WARNING in this area until 10:45 AM EDT. Take shelter now in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Check media.”


Tornado sirens were reportedly activated in Providence — 10:02 a.m.

By Lylah Alphonse, Globe Staff

Tornado sirens were reportedly activated in Providence as a meteorologist reported multiple tornadoes that have not yet been confirmed by the National Weather Service in the area.

There were unconfirmed reports of a tornado that touched down in a rural area near Scituate, R.I. – about 10 miles southwest of Providence – at 8:37 a.m.

Radar showed that debris had been lifted into the air, atmospheric scientist Matthew Cappucci noted on Twitter.


Severe thunderstorm warning continues for Boston, Brockton, and Quincy — 9:54 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A severe thunderstorm warning will continue for Boston, Brockton, and Quincy until 10:15 a.m., forecasters said.


New tornado warning issued for Randolph, Abington, and Holbrook — 9:46 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A tornado warning was issued for Randolph, Abington, and Holbrook until 10:45 a.m.

At 9:34 a.m., “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Easton, or near Stoughton, moving east” at 25 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

The warning will affect Brockton, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, Stoughton, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Mansfield, Easton, Hingham, Canton, Norton, Scituate, Pembroke, Sharon, Rockland, Foxborough, Abington, Duxbury, and Whitman, forecasters said.

Forecasters warned people in the area to take cover now. “Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”


See photos and videos of storm damage from R.I. — 9:38 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff


Tornado warning issued for Brockton, Randolph, Abington — 9:22 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A tornado warning was issued on Friday morning for Brockton, Randolph, and Abington until 9:45 a.m., forecasters said.

At 9:21 a.m., “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Mansfield, or near North Attleborough, moving east” at 40 miles per hour, the weather service said.

The locations impacted include Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, North Attleborough, Stoughton, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Duxbury, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Hingham, Canton, Norton, Scituate, Pembroke, Sharon, Rockland, and Foxborough.

Forecasters warned people in the area to take cover now. “Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”


Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Boston, Cambridge, Brockton — 9:15 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Boston, Cambridge, and Brockton until 10:15 a.m., forecasters said.


Tornado warning in effect for parts of Mass. and R.I. — 8:49 a.m.

By Amanda Kaufman, Globe Staff

On Friday morning, a tornado warning was in effect for parts of Central and Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island until 9:15 a.m. forecasters said.

The warning was in effect for Southeastern Worcester County, Southwestern Norfolk County, Northwestern Bristol County, and North central Kent County and Providence County in Rhode Island, according to the National Weather Service.

At 8:35 a.m., forecasters said, “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Scituate, or near Coventry,” moving northeast at 30 miles per hour.

The storm was expected to be near East Providence, Cumberland, North Attleborough, and Attleboro around 8:50 a.m., Woonsocket, Seekonk, and Plainville around 8:55 a.m., Franklin, Bellingham, Wrentham, and Blackstone around 9:00 a.m., forecasters said.


Here’s what forecasters are predicting Friday morning — 8:25 a.m.

By Hayley Kaufman, Globe Staff

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to roll into Southern New England Friday morning, with the potential for some isolated storms to become severe and produce “brief torrential rainfall,” according to forecasters from the National Weather Service.

The more severe thunderstorms could result in localized street flooding. But because they are expected to sweep through rapidly, forecasters say the flood potential will be limited.

Friday morning just before 8 a.m., the weather service issued a special weather statement warning of strong thunderstorms affecting a swath of counties from Connecticut to Rhode Island to Massachusetts. Parts of Worcester, Norfolk, Middlesex, Hampden and Bristol counties could be impacted.

A small craft advisory was in effect Friday morning for the waters south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as the Outer Cape, while parts of Connecticut were under a severe thunderstorm warning, according to NWS.

A warm front blanketing the region will make things humid, before a cold front moves in Friday night, cooling and drying out the air.


Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her @amandakauf1. Hayley Kaufman can be reached at hayley.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her @GlobeHayleyK.