Strong thunderstorms sweep across RI

Severe Weather

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A line of strong thunderstorms that made their way across the state Wednesday night brought with them torrential rain, damaging winds, and frequent lightning.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in place for Providence and the surrounding areas but expired at 9 p.m.

As of 10 p.m, the Power Outage Database showed more than 250 people without power, most of which are located in Northwest Rhode Island.

Eyewitness News has received numerous reports of lightning strikes, wind damage and localized street flooding across the state.

Wind gusts from thunderstorms earlier in the day uprooted a tree in the front yard of a Rockland Road home in Scituate.

The homeowner of this Rockland Road home declined to speak on-camera with Eyewitness News. He did tell us the crashing sound gave him the scare of his life.

The tree grazed the home, damaging the gutters on the rear of the home.

Connecticut, a Tornado Warning was issued for several communities. Viewer video shows what appears to be a funnel cloud forming over Coventry, Connecticut.

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