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Severe Storms for Thursday

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NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for the potential of severe storms moving through the state on Thursday.

A few showers and thunderstorms are possible in the morning but they are not expected to be severe.

The biggest threat of severe weather will be between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Those storms could produce hail, destructive winds, and even a tornado.

The thunderstorms will form along a warm front due to a combination of instability and strong wind shear. The exact placement of the warm front will determine which tows are most at risk.

All eyes will be on Hurricane Laura as it aims for the Gulf Coast.

More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston, Port Arthur and Baytown, and still more were ordered to evacuate low-lying southwestern Louisiana, where forecasters said more than 11 feet of storm surge topped by waves could submerge entire towns.

With the potential for damaging winds from a strong line of storms on Thursday, some are rushing to try and get tree damage left behind by Isaias cleaned up.
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