June 15, 2024


The Nationwide Climate Service confirmed tornadoes touched down in North Attleboro, Mansfield, and Weymouth, in addition to Smithfield, Rhode Island.

House owner Jon Freitag of 48 Lisa Drive in North Attleboro, Mass. surveys the injury in his yard after excessive winds toppled a big oak tree, Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, destroying his youngsters’ play construction and a few patio furnishings. (Mark Stockwell/The Solar Chronicle by way of AP)

The Nationwide Climate Service (NWS) confirmed that tornadoes touched down in three Massachusetts cities in addition to northern Rhode Island on Friday morning.

There have been two Massachusetts tornadoes in whole — one of many twisters hit each North Attleboro and Mansfield, whereas the opposite touched down in Weymouth. The NWS additionally confirmed a twister in Smithfield, Rhode Island. 

The NWS is anticipated to launch extra particulars about tornadoes later Friday.

“The survey crew will decide an EF-rating in addition to a whole monitor as soon as the survey is accomplished later as we speak,” the NWS mentioned within the report.

The North Attleboro and Mansfield tornadoes had been reported at 9:15 a.m., and the Weymouth twister was reported at 9:50 a.m. Rhode Island’s twister was reported round 8:45 a.m., and was seen crossing Interstate 295 on the Smithfield and Johnston city line. That tornado reportedly lifted a automobile off the bottom, in accordance to CBS Information. Nobody was harm within the incident.

“The driving force mentioned she acquired caught within the funnel, was lifted 10 ft within the air and was dropped again down on her tires,” Johnston Fireplace Chief David Iannuccilli instructed CBS. “She was shaken up greater than something.”

A motorist caught video of the Rhode Island tornado and shared it with native media.