The thunderstorms began in the west and central part of the state around 1 p.m. but were scattered. The first surge of storms moved through most of the state around 4:30 p.m.
Around 1:45 p.m., Ryan Breton, meteorologist in Connecticutsaid on Twitter that a possible tornado was reported in the Grantham and Croydon area of New Hampshire near Interstate 89.
At 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service confirmed 60 mph gusts of wind were being tracked on radar in the state along with quarter-sized hail.
Eversource at one point reported about 24,000 of its customers without power.
As of 8:30 p.m., Eversource reported about 11,000 customers without power, mostly in the Lake District but also in coastal and central New Hampshire.
At around 5.15pm, as the first wave moved through Rockingham County, more than 1,600 Unitil customers in Exeter lost power. Around 8.30pm, that number fell to less than 500, mostly in Stratham, with smaller outages reported in Kingston, Plaistow and Greenland. The catering was scheduled around 11:30 p.m.
The New Hampshire Electric Coop reported nearly 4,700 customers without power, mostly in the Lake District.
A toppled tree in New Hampton closed both sides of Interstate 93 around 3:45 p.m. New Hampshire State Police said on Facebook.
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