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More than 3,000 CL&P customers in state without power

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A good amount of rain caused a messy Thursday morning commute and now, thousands of Connecticut Light & Power customers are without power. 

Meteorologist Scot Haney said the computer guidance models were in agreement with the track of the storm, but were at odds with the intensity.

"They are at odds when it comes to rainfall totals," Haney said. "However, the upper level energy with this system is impressive and therefore we are leaning toward the heavier guidance solution."

Rainfall totals could range from .5" to 1.5" when all is said and done.

Two main power lines have failed in the southeast Connecticut region,CL&P officials said. As of noon, there were more than 3,500 with the majority of the outages in Essex, Deep River and Chester.

CL&P officials said they expect the power to be back on shortly, but there was no exact timeline. To check outages in your area, click here.

Along with the precipitation, unseasonably cool temperatures were forecasted. Highs were only expected to be in the 60s, perhaps even 70.

"We may see some partial clearing before the sun goes down, but most of the day will be gray and overcast," Haney said.

Haney said a dry northwesterly flow would take over Thursday night, which would set the stage for a nice end to the workweek.

"(Friday) will feature partly sunny skies, a nice breeze and highs between 75 and 80 degrees," he said.

The next chance for showers and thunderstorms was expected to come on Monday.

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