Tornado Warning Expires, Severe Weather Remains in N.H. Forecast

Aug 3, 2018

The red on the N.H. map is the area of the potential tornado, as evidenced by a severe thunderstorm at Durham at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service tornado warning for eastern New Hampshire expired at 6 p.m.

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The tornado warning for parts of Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire expired at 6 p.m. 

At Concord Airport, the forecast tonight calls for scattered t-storms before midnight. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service reports that a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was detected around Durham, N.H., around 5 p.m. It was moving northeast at 50 mph.

Forecasters warn of flying debris, and potential damage to homes, roofs, windows and vehicles, with tree damage likely.

The National Weather Service warns people in that area to take cover immediately, such as a basement of a building, and avoiding windows.

The area of the storm includes Nottingham, Rollinsford, Lee, Madbury, Deerfield, Fremont, and Newfields, according to the warning.

The severe weather has caused scattered power outages across the state. Eversource reported 974, N.H. Electric Cooperative 616, and Unitil 133 (in greater Concord), as of 5:45 p.m. Friday.

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An earlier story on severe weather continues below here...

Parts of New Hampshire may experience severe weather, including a flood watch based on the potential heavy rainfall Friday.

Heavy rain and pea-sized hail was in the forecast for southwestern New Hampshire, as of early evening.

The National Weather Service has issued several watches for various regions:

  • A flash flooding warning is in effect for parts of Sullivan County and central New Hampshire, as of 4:30 p.m.
  • A severe thunderstorm warning was called for northern Merrimack County, and for part of Cheshire County.
  • Western New Hampshire and the Great North Woods have a flash flood watch.

At Concord Airport, the forecast tonight calls for scattered t-storms before midnight. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.