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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued For Parts of Connecticut

Strong thunderstorms continue to move through Connecticut Friday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Hartford, Tolland, and Windham counties.

A tornado warning was briefly issued for Hartford and Tolland counties, but has since expired.

Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Hartford and Tolland counties until 5:15 p.m.

Thunderstorm watches have been issued statewide until 8 p.m. for the threat of severe weather this afternoon and evening.

Thunderstorms are moving through Connecticut and they are bringing hail and gusty winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour, with some higher wind gusts likely.

Severe thunderstorm watches have been issued for Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties until 8 p.m.

The northern part of the state has the highest risk of damage and strong storms. Be prepared for the possibility of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, and lightning.

A tornado is even possible for this afternoon.

The weekend looks fine.

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