Strong Storms Could Hit This Afternoon | NBC Connecticut

Strong Storms Could Hit This Afternoon

Small tornadoes are possible.



    The storm system that has devastated parts of the south is bringing heavy rain, thunder and lightning to part of Connecticut. It also brings the possibility of some small tornadoes. However, the threat of tornadoes seem to weaken because of wind coming off the ocean.

    Hail, torrential downpours and wind damage are the biggest threats for this approaching storm, with Western Connecticut likely to get the strongest effects.

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    NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Bob Maxon provides the stormy forecast for April 28, 2011. (Published Thursday, April 28, 2011)

    As of 1 p.m., thunder, lightning and rain were moving into New Fairfield, New Milford and southern Litchfield County.

    Before the weather clears overnight, 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall.

    The storm system is related to the system that has devastated part of the South, flattening houses and killed at least 248 people in six states.

    While we could get heavy rainfall, we will be dealing with a much weaker storm system.