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Tornado Watch Issued for Norfolk County, Southern New England

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected through Norfolk County and other portions of the state through Friday evening into Saturday.

A tornado watch has been issued for most of Southern New England, including Sharon, through 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain and damaging winds are expected to reach the area Friday afternoon and evening, according to the report. 

"Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and tonight," the watch stated Friday. "Thunderstorms may contain very heavy downpours and cause localized street flooding. Some of the thunderstorms may also contain strong wind gusts, with a few possibly becoming severe this afternoon and evening with damaging winds."

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday, as well, with some thunderstorms containing very heavy downpours, according to a hazardous weather outlook, also issued by the NWS.

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