NWS confirms tornado touched down in Stoughton

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STOUGHTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado developed from a series of storms that tore through Mass. Thursday evening.

The worst of the storms hit Stoughton, knocking down tree limbs and pushing trailers across roads near Washington Street.

FOX 25 viewers reported seeing funnel clouds near a car dealership in the area. Photos and videos sent to FOX 25 appeared to show the funnel cloud touching down on the ground.

The National Weather Service sent a survey crew to the area Friday morning. The crew confirmed an EF0 tornado with wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph hit at about 4:33 p.m.

FOX 25 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz had said that radar images and media sent to FOX 25 made him believe that the storm was an EF0 tornado, but was waiting for the NWS to confirm.

Homes in Millis and Sharon also felt the impact of the storm after at least two homes were believed to have been hit by lightning.