Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands

A slow-moving cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to the state late afternoon Tuesday into the evening, causing some power outages, but much-improved weather is moving in.

The severe storm threats are over and a few lingering showers are possible into the evening.

At one point Tuesday, more than 2,000 Eversource customers in Meriden were without power, but that number had dropped to 1 by 6:34 p.m., according to the power company's outage map. There are 169 outages reported in Andover and some scattered ones elsewhere, amounting to 431 Eversource customers affected in total, as of 6:34 p.m.

Our Avon Mountain sky camera captured footage of some intense dark clouds swirling over the Farmington Valley, which almost looks like a small rotation. First Alert Meteorologist Monica Cryan said that is a result of some clouds getting stuck under the rest during an updraft.

There were briefly severe thunderstorm warnings in Litchfield and Hartford Counties and thunderstorm watches elsewhere that have expired.

The clouds move out Tuesday night, as the humidity vanishes and temperatures fall back into the upper-50s and lower-60s.

Wednesday looks splendid, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures well into the 80s. Smoke from Canadian wildfires could obscure the sun, especially south, but that isn’t a definite.

Another cold front brings showers and storms Thursday, some of which could be strong to severe once again. It will be humid with temperatures well into the 80s.

Friday looks like a great finish to the work week with lots of sun, but it turns unsettled once again on Saturday. It certainly looks like an up-and-down weather pattern.

It certainly looks like an up-and-down weather pattern.

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