A tornado touched down in Western Massachusetts Sunday evening, the National Weather Service confirmed.
The National Weather Service said a tornado was confirmed by radar shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Local law enforcement reported the tornado touched down on South Main Street in Sandisfield, a town in the Berkshires, near mile marker four.
The National Weather Service on Sunday night was receiving reports of additional damage out of Tolland with multiple trees down. In addition, there were reports of a 12-inch in diameter tree down, a utility pole snapped and a second tree and wires down on East Otis Road in Tolland.
Hail measuring three-quarters of an inch was observed and 60-mile per hour winds had been forecast. Heavy downpours are possible through midnight with muggy conditions expected into the morning.
A tornado watch was first issued for Franklin, Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire counties Sunday afternoon into the evening.
The tornado watch was upgraded to a warning first for Berkshire County, then expanded to include Hampden and Hampshire Counties until 8 p.m. Sunday.
by Michelle Williams (2020, Aug 2) Mass Live