WORCESTER (CBS) – Several tornado warnings were issued Thursday as a barrage of severe thunderstorms rolled through central and eastern Massachusetts Thursday morning and again in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued the first warning at 10:22 a.m. for Worcester, Webster and Whitinsville. That was expanded to part of Middlesex County a short time later. It was dropped shortly before 11 a.m.
Then, another round of tornado warnings popped up again in the early afternoon.
The weather service issued one at 12:49 p.m. for Lynn, Malden and Revere and eventually expanded that to include all of Essex, Suffolk and Middlesex counties until 1:45 p.m.
Then another separate warning was issued for Worcester County at 1:21 p.m. as another cell of storms appeared on the radar.
The Essex warning was dropped at 1:30 p.m. and the rest expired at 1:45 p.m.
Looking at Correlation Coefficient trying to find any debris for potential tornado in the last 30min…don’t see any. Doesn’t mean there couldn’t have been a quick spin up or two though pic.twitter.com/svUuAOOzgo
— Terry Eliasen (@TerryWBZ) August 19, 2021
A possible tornado may have touched down in Clinton. The Weather Service will survey the area.