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Parts Of Western CT Now Under Tornado Watch As Storms Approach

The Hudson Valley is at the center of the area expected to be slammed with severe storms Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com
Severe weather Photo Credit: National Weather Service

Parts of Connecticut are now under a tornado watch as severe thunderstorms will hit the area Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The tornado watch was issued at 1:05 p.m. for Litchfield County and is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfield County until 11 p.m.

The thunderstorms will be accompanied by heavy rain, potentially damaging winds with large hail also possible.

The heaviest rain is expected from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Locally heavy rainfall could bring minor flooding of urban and poor drainage areas. There is also a small chance for localized flash flooding.

Numerous severe storms are possible in areas shown in orange in the second image above. Scattered severe storms are possible in areas in yellow.

For Daily Voice's earlier report with more details on the storms, click here.

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