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Storms leave damage behind in parts of the state

Posted August 2

— Some damage has been reported throughout the state as storms popped up on Wednesday afternoon.

Storms have been bringing heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds of 60 mph and even hail. There were reports of hail in Bristol, Wolcott, Woodbury and Coventry.

A tree fell in the area of Carol Circle in Plymouth, and nearly hit a home. It fell on the deck of the home instead, which sits to the side of the house.

The homeowner said this was probably the best scenario.

"I guess if it's going to fall, that would be the best fall. You don't really expect this to happen, just stuff happens when you're a homeowner," said Jay Janazzo.

Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for parts of the state all afternoon, but they have already expired at this point.

More storms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon on Wednesday, Channel 3 meteorologists said.

As of about 5 p.m., there were 3,734 Eversource customers without power. Check the outage map here.

A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for parts of the state. The watch is in effect for parts of Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties until 8 p.m.

Wednesday has been a hot and humid day. Temperatures have reached the mid-to-upper 80s and with dew points in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

"Today will be warm and even muggier," Meteorologist Mark Dixon said.

The high temperatures will make sleeping difficult and the warm weather is expected to continue the rest of the work week.

"Tomorrow we do it all over again, and basically the same type of weather is on tap for Friday: warm/muggy with a chance for afternoon storms," Dixon said.

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