BOSTON (CBS) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Lincoln, Rhode Island Tuesday afternoon.

It is estimated that the tornado touched down at 3:34 p.m. leaving a trail of broken trees and damaged homes.

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Power was knocked out to a large number of people in the area. Residents say it began with some light rain, then everything changed.

Tornado damage on Riata Drive in Lincoln, RI (WBZ-TV)

“You don’t usually expect your neighbor’s patio furniture to start flying at your windows,” one woman told WBZ. “It started with a drizzle, suddenly we saw the cyclone in our backyard.”

The NWS quickly confirmed it was indeed a tornado that hit the area, but additional survey work will be completed on Wednesday.

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“Our initial assessment looking at the trees would say at least an EF1, which would be at least 90-100 miles an hour,” said Glenn Field of the National Weather Service. “Just looking at the type of tree damage.”

A tornado warning was issued across southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island as a line of thunderstorms moved through the area. In Massachusetts, the warning was in effect for parts of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth County from about 3:30 until 4:30 p.m.

There have been no reports of confirmed tornadoes in Massachusetts, but the NWS is investigating damage in Norton.

A funnel cloud by the Bourne Bridge (Image credit: Glen Bryant)

Video taken near the Cape Cod Canal showed a possible waterspout touchdown.

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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported about 4,000 customers lost power after the storms.