Severe Thunderstorm Watch Up for Hartford, Litchfield Counties

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are watching the potential for heavy downpours and strong winds Friday evening, particularly in northwestern Connecticut

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Hartford and Litchfield counties and there is a chance for isolated thunderstorms in northwestern Connecticut between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Tornado watches have been issued across portions of northern New York and Vermont where a more significant risk for severe thunderstorms exists.

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan said here in Connecticut storms will likely weaken after crossing the New York border but they may be strong enough to mix down strong winds from aloft in some towns.

Overall the severe weather risk is quite limited, Ryan said.

It will turn windy across the state and temperatures will drop into the 50s by early Saturday morning.

Saturday looks clear and sunny with temperatures in the 70s. Clouds and showers Sunday.

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