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More than 2,500 without power as heavy rain moves through Mass.

The bulk of the inclement weather will be contained to this morning, the weather service said.

A period of heavy rain is moving through the region.
A period of heavy rain is moving through the region.

Residents in the Boston area may have woken up to a rumble of thunder and lightning Saturday morning.

More than 2,500 customers were without power as a heavy rain and strong wind moved through the region. A wind advisory with gusts up to 50 miles per hour was issued until 2 p.m. for eastern parts of the state, including Boston, Quincy, Dorchester, Plymouth, Barnstable, and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict winds will be capable of downing small tree limbs and branches. The bulk of the inclement weather will be contained to this morning, the weather service said.

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Snowfall was observed in some parts of Mass., and a winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. for Western Franklin and Western Hampshire counties. Heavy wet snow will be changing to rain across northwestern parts of the state, however, 5 to 9 inches of wet snow before the changeover will result in power outages and downed tree limbs, according to the National Weather Service. No snow is expected in eastern Massachusetts.

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