BOSTON (CBS) – Three tornado warnings were issued in Central and Western Mass. as strong thunderstorms moved across the state Monday evening.

The National Weather Service had tornado warnings in Worcester, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Counties.

Clouds in Granby (Image credit Jonathan Wilk)

The last warning was canceled at 7:00 p.m.

New Hampshire, Western Mass. and Vermont were the hardest hit areas and there are reports of downed trees and power lines.

Funnel cloud seen over Durham, NH (Image credit: Shannon Carmody Keyes)

In Keene, NH a small plane was flipped by the powerful winds.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in New Hampshire and in Eastern Mass. north of Boston.

A plane flipped over during a storm in Keene, NH (Image credit Chris Francis)

The storms brought flash flooding to Leominster and Fitchburg. The rain was accompanied by lightning, and the Fitchburg Fire Department reported at least two lightning related fires.

There have not been any confirmed sightings of a tornado on the ground.

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