New England Hit by Likely Tornado Amid Wild Weather Ahead of Hurricane Lee’s Arrival

From an AP story by Michael Casey and Kathy McCormack headlined “Rain-Soaked New England hit by likely tornado amid wild weather ahead of Hurricane Lee’s arrival”:

Hurricane Lee barreled north toward New England on Wednesday and threatened to unleash violent storms on the region just as communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were dealing with tornado warnings and another day of heavy rain that opened up sinkholes and brought devastating flooding to several communities.

The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for portions of Maine. A tropical storm watch was issued for a large area of coastal New England from parts of Rhode Island to Stonington, Maine, including Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.