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Lightning Strike Precedes Sunday Storm

[CREDIT: Brian M. Chevalier] A lightning bolt captured Sunday as a powerful storm moved into Warwick.The storm was the source of several reports of large hailstones throughout the state.

[CREDIT: Frank Gliottone] A lightning bolt captured at about 2:30 p.m. as a powerful storm moved into Warwick.The storm was the source of several reports of large hailstones throughout the state.
[CREDIT: Brian Chevalier] A lightning bolt captured at about 2:30 p.m. as a powerful storm moved into Warwick.The storm was the source of several reports of large hailstones throughout the state.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed the photo depicted here. WarwickPost.com was contacted by the photographer and a few concerned readers about the discrepancy, and when confronted, the person taking credit for the photo admitted it wasn’t his. We deeply regret the error.

WARWICK, RI — As a powerful storm moved through Warwick Sunday afternoon, Brian Chevalier caught it on camera.

The storm also brought large hailstones with it, according to several reports on social media and submitted to interactivehailmaps.com.

Golf-ball sized hail was also reported at 3:04 p.m. Sunday near Cumberland Hill, Cumberland.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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