Severe Thunderstorms Move Through State

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013  |  Updated 10:06 PM EDT
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Storms moved through the state today, bringing torrential rains, cloud-to-ground lightning and winds of up to 60 mph.

Flash flood watches remain in effect for Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties until midnight. A flood advisory issued for Fairfield and New Haven counties expired at 8:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect statewide until 10 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning for Middlesex and New Haven counties expired at 8:30.

Cromwell, East Hampton, Meriden and Middletown were most heavily affected. The storms headed northeast across the state.

Strong storms were also brewing in Fairfield and Litchfield counties.

Thunderstorms began to pop up in Litchfield county around 1:30 p.m. and have since weakened. Another wave of storms moved through this evening.

Earlier today, more than 2,000 households lost power in Goshen, Cornwall, Litchfield and Torrington due to an equipment issue in West Goshen. It's not clear if the outages were weather-related. 

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