Update: NWS Cancelled the Tornado Warning at 8:50 p.m.
BOSTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Worcester and Middlesex Counties, in effect until 9 p.m. EDT.
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Full Text of NWS Severe Weather Statement:
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR EAST CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTIES... AT 822 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER SHREWSBURY...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. SPOTTERS AND AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS REPORTED NUMEROUS LARGE TREE LIMBS AND SOME TREES HAVE DOWN IN WORCESTER. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... WORCESTER...FRAMINGHAM...MARLBOROUGH...SHREWSBURY...NATICK...ACTON... HUDSON...WESTBOROUGH...SUDBURY...ASHLAND...NORTHBOROUGH...MAYNARD... SOUTHBOROUGH...STOW...BOYLSTON AND BERLIN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. GO TO THE BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.