Strong storms bring heavy rain, damaging winds into eastern Mass.

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BOSTON — After the Cape and Islands were pounded by heavy rain Friday, eastern Massachusetts got its share of heavy rain Saturday afternoon.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of Massachusetts as the storm moved into the region from New York.

As the storms made their way to eastern Massachusetts, flooding was reported in Fitchburg on Mechanic Street by the Dollar Tree. Downed trees were reported in Leominster. Middlesex and Worcester Counties were under severe storm warnings until 2:30 p.m.

Mike Wankum ✔ @MetMikeWCVB
2 of 4 damage reports from around Fitchburg and Leominster as these storms rolled thru around 2-2:30pm. #wcvb
2:46 PM – 8 Jul 2017

At one point, the storm was moving at nearly 50 mph in the North Shore area.

Southern New Hampshire at the border of Massachusetts was also slammed by the quick-moving storms. Cleanup has began in New Boston after several downed trees closed roads in the area.

More downpours are expected to move through the region in the evening hours, but meteorologist Mike Wankum said the storms should be gone by 10 p.m.

On the horizon is drier air and clear skies for a wonderful end to the weekend.