Intense thunder, lightning and rain caused a slew of problems in Southwestern Connecticut on Sunday that carried over into the day on Monday.
Flooding, power outages and delays on Metro-North are just some of the problems that were reported.
Storms usually offer relief from hot and humid weather, but this time that's not the case.
Hotter temperatures were reported in Connecticut a day after the severe weather. And for people trying to keep cool along Long Island Sound, it was touch-and-go because some sections were closed to the public.
All of Fairfield's town beaches were closed Monday because of Sunday night's torrential rain. The concern was over high levels of bacteria from storm runoff.
The storms also knocked out power to people throughout Fairfield County.
Crews from Connecticut Light & Power spent hours getting people in Stamford back online after trees fell on power lines during the intense storms.
There were also many delays reported from downed trees and limbs along Metro-North, especially on the New Canaan line.
Beaches in Fairfield are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday.
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