Chance of Pop-Up Storms After Wild Weather Sweeps State

Wild storms swept the state early Tuesday morning, causing damage, bringing down trees and wires and possibly resulting in one death when a tree came crashing down onto a car in Groton, killing the driver.

Thousands of Eversource customers around the state remained in the dark into the afternoon, including nearly 50 percent of the town of Stonington. Most outages have been restored.

It’s not yet clear if lightning is to blame for a condo fire in Groton, which started around the time a thunderstorm moved through.

Storms also appear to have prompted the closure of Route 6 in Bethel, between Weed Road and Old Hawleyville Road, after a tree and wires came down earlier today. The road has since reopened.

Route 85 in Hebron was also closed this morning after a tree and wires came down.

Although several Connecticut towns sustained damage, the worst of the storm hit Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the North Shore in Massachusetts.

As the day goes on, temperatures will be in the 80s to near 90. A couple pop-up storms are possible within the next hour or two, but most of the state will remain dry.

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Litchfield County this evening has been canceled.

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