Large Hail Blankets Eastern Part of State

[UGCHAR-CJ]Plainfield, CT
Patricia Standeford

A powerful thunderstorm brought hail the size of golf balls to the eastern part of the state Saturday afternoon, and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Windham, New London and Middlesex counties.

Hail the size of nickels, dimes and golf balls littered the ground from Plainfield to Norwich, and Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan urged residents to move their cars indoors if possible to avoid hail damage.

The storm moved south from Massachusetts to Long Island Sound and was accompanied by heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds.

Severe thunderstorm warnings expired at 4:30 p.m.

Expect isolated showers overnight leading into a warm, mostly sunny Memorial Day.

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