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Humidity, storms on the way for Wednesday

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Humid air paved the way for thunderstorms that popped up around the state on Tuesday.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the high humidity on Tuesday paved the way for thunderstorms to pop up.

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Dew points were in the lower-to mid-70s in some cities and towns on Tuesday, making it feel downright oppressive.

DePrest said between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell on Tuesday in some parts of the state, while other parts didn't see any rain at all.

A flash flood warning was issued for part of Fairfield and New Haven counties until 9:30 p.m.

Part of Litchfield County was also issed a flash flood warning until 10 p.m.

Power outages were being reported in the western part of the state on Tuesday evening. To check the outage map, click here.

He said the high humidity will remain on Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

"That means it is going to be a very uncomfortable night for sleeping unless you have a good fan or air conditioner," DePrest said.

He added that showers will dissipate on Tuesday evening but low clouds and fog will form overnight.

Wednesday is expected to be unsettled.

"A cold front will push into this humid air mass tomorrow and the result will be more showers and thunderstorms," DePrest said. "Once again, heavy downpours will be a problem in parts of the state."

If thunderstorms get stronger there is a possibility for gusty winds. The high temperatures will be in the 80s and sky conditions will vary from partly to mostly cloudy.

"The cold front will stall to the south of New England on Thursday and a wave of low pressure will develop on the front," DePrest said. "That means we’ll have to keep scattered showers in the forecast."

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