Tornado Warning for Tolland and Windham Counties Expired

A tornado warning issued for Tolland and Windham counties Friday afternoon has expired, but there is still the chance for some storms through the evening. 

The storms that the NBC Connecticut meteorologists have been tracking have the potential to be strong.

During the warning, UConn urged students who were outside to seek shelter immediately. Those who were inside were urged to stay where they were and keep away from windows and doors.

Hail fell in parts of the state, and fire officials in Willington reported nickel- and quarter-size hail. Some NBC Connecticut viewers sent photos showing hail as large as ping-pong balls.

As the instigating storm center approaches from the west, heavier rain and downpours may fire up again by late evening into the overnight. In fact, a surge of warm air with the rain will likely mean embedded thunderstorms, and localized severe thunderstorms will be producing small swaths of damaging wind that can’t be ruled out.  The average wind speed is expected to be around 10 to 20 miles per hour.

More severe weather is expected south of the state, possibly as close as New Jersey.

Highs will be in the 60s.

Most of the rain departs central and southern New England between 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday.

As we move into the weekend, Saturday is expected to start out rainy but become increasingly dry during the course of the day.  Sunday will start off sunny but end with chances of rain.  It will be a cooler weekend with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.

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