Damaging winds hit parts of Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Dark clouds rolled through Portsmouth Wednesday afternoon and caused scattered damage.

Some eyewitnesses reported seeing rotating clouds or a funnel. Wind damage was reported in the area of Fairview Lane.

Possible causes for the damage include a microburst (powerful downdraft) or a tornado, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

RADAR wind profiles do show strong winds associated with heavy rain that came through around the time of this damage.

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