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Tornado warning issued for parts of Cheshire, Hillsborough counties comes to an end

August 17. 2018 10:00PM

National weather forecasters issued a tornado warning for parts of Cheshire and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire just prior to 8 p.m. Friday, and it remained in effect until 8:15 p.m. Friday.

There were no confirmed tornadoes as of press time Friday night.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Dublin or near Jaffrey at 7:50 p.m., said officials with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

The storm was moving northeast at 30 mph, they said.

The alert was for east and central Cheshire County in southern New Hampshire and northwestern Hillsborough County.

The dangerous storm was to travel near or into Peterborough and Hancock and then on to the towns of Antrim, Lyndeborough, Francestown, Bennington, New Boston and Deering up until the end of the tornado warning time frame.

Residents on social media were reporting lightning storms in Peterborough, Rindge, Antrim and Jaffrey.

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