Strong storms leave trail of damage; more possible Thursday

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Isolated, strong thunderstorms rolled through Southern New England on Wednesday, bringing downpours, lightning, hail and localized street flooding.

The impacts eased Wednesday night, but there’s the potential for more strong to severe storms on Thursday. The humidity is also expected to continue.

Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello will have an updated look at Thursday’s outlook on Eyewitness News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.

Photos: Storm brings lightning, flooding, hail »

The storms caused thousands of National Grid customers to lose power on Wednesday, but most were restored by the end of the day, according to the WPRI.com Power Outage Database.

In the above video, Eyewitness News reporter Caroline Goggin takes a look at the impacts and damage around Southern New England.

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Below, Eyewitness News reporter Kim Kalunian speaks to an East Providence woman about “the scariest moment of [her] life” – when a tree came crashing down onto her home.

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