Thunderstorms Led to Crashes, Power Outages

A line of storms moved hrough the state on Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rain, thunder and vivid lightning, which led to thousands of power outages and several crashes during the early morning commute.

More scattered storms and showers are possible as the day continues until temperatures cool this evening.

The lingering impact from the morning storm is power outages.

Eversource was reporting 5,275 power outages at the height of the storms. As of noon, 669 home and businesses in the Eversource grid have no power. Outages in Ridgefield affected traffic signals in town.

There are 24 United Illuminating customers without power and all are in Milford.

There is a low risk for isolated severe wind or hail this afternoon and the threat of storms will likely be diminishing early evening.

Firefighters in several towns, including East Lyme and Burlington, have been busy this morning responding to fires and they are looking into whether lightning is to blame for the one in East Lyme.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Windham, Fairfield, New London and Middlesex counties, but they have expired.

A cold front passes through Wednesday night ushering in drier air and clearing skies for Thursday.

A developing wave of low pressure over Kentucky will ride along the front, but it should get shunted south by a dome of high pressure over the Great Lakes. That means dry weather heading into the Fourth of July weekend!

Temperatures will be in the low-80s on Thursday and Friday, with more clouds and sun on Thursday and plentiful sunshine by Friday.

While it’s not a definite yet, the entire holiday weekend looks dry with temperatures in the mid-80s and little in the way of humidity.

Stay with the NBC Connecticut First Alert weather team for the very latest forecast on-air, online and on the app.

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