The service said the tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon on Tuesday. No additional information on the tornado’s strength was released and there were no immediate reports of damage.
Just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the National Weather Service confirmed a High End EF-1 Tornado was on Cape Cod with maximum wind strength of 110 mph. NWS said the damage in the area was done in combination of the two tornado touchdowns in Yarmouth and Harwich.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, The weather service had issued a tornado warning for the Cape and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard as a series of powerful rain storms with high winds moved across the peninsula during the busy tourist season.
A wind gust of 69 mph was reported on Martha’s Vineyard.
Thousands of homes and businesses are without power. Utility Eversource is reporting widespread power outages on Cape Cod, including about 35% of customers in Harwich and nearly 30% of customers in Mashpee.
There are no reports of injuries so far.