Hurricane Lee in Maine
On the plus side, with Mainers entirely focused on what Hurricane Lee will do when it approaches Maine this weekend, one of the latest updates is that the track has moved a bit more east and no part of land should be scathed by it directly, provided it keeps its current easterly course.
Granted, these updates have it looking like Maine will still feel a decent impact, with high winds and rain expected (obviously) -- mostly on the coastal line and now Downeast Maine (again, obviously) -- as well as possible fallen limbs and trees, flooding, and power outages.
(To think that's all good, positive news considering what the other end of that could be if the westerly track continued on and Lee made landfall, regardless of the fact that the cooler temperatures both in the air and water in the Northeast would weaken it, but a hurricane is still a hurricane.)
On the downside, with New England so focused on and preparing for Hurricane Lee, what wasn't necessarily expected yesterday were the strong storms felt in the southern part of New England, which included a tornado dropping on a highway.
Tornado Lands in New England
Wednesday evening, while monitoring Rhode Island Department of Transportation highway traffic cameras, Logan Frey, who, according to his Twitter bio is a storm chaser/spotter, posted video of what looked to be a tornado touching down "at our near Route 116/146" in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Earlier Thursday afternoon, after sending a team out to investigate the matter further, the Boston branch of the National Weather Service confirmed that not only was a tornado confirmed to have dropped in Lincoln, but also was confirmed to have had activity (either the same tornado or different ones) in other Rhode Island cities, as well as Massachusetts.