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Thunderstorms could impact parts of the state Tuesday evening

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This tree narrowly missed a home in Mystic. (iWitness photo) This tree narrowly missed a home in Mystic. (iWitness photo)
Downed trees closed a portion of Route 6 in Bethel. (iWitness photo) Downed trees closed a portion of Route 6 in Bethel. (iWitness photo)
Lightning seen in Moosup. (Christopher Andrew Farina? photo) Lightning seen in Moosup. (Christopher Andrew Farina? photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Round one of thunderstorms exited the state Tuesday morning while round two began arriving in the afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Litchfield County until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, however at 5:15 p.m. it was canceled.

Chief meteorologist Bruce DePrest said he monitored a severe thunderstorm that clipped Salisbury and Canaan. He said it moved north west on the state border with Massachusetts.

Just to the north of Springfield and Worcester, MA a tornado warning was issued until 3:45 p.m. DePrest said there were many shear markers indicating rotation.

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Patches of rain and thunderstorms hit parts of the state on Tuesday morning and impacted the morning commute. 

Eyewitness News declared Tuesday an Early Warning Weather Day because of the potential of strong weather.

Heading into Tuesday evening, DePrest said there could be an isolated thunderstorm or two, mainly in northern Connecticut. He said temperatures will gradually drop back through the 80s and the humidity will continue to drop.

"The overnight hours will be very nice with a mainly clear sky, low humidity, and temperatures ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 60s by dawn," DePrest said.

Residents throughout Connecticut including Danbury woke up to thunderstorms. One homeowner in Mystic reported a downed tree that narrowly missed his home. Another person in Moosup captured a shot of lightning in that part of the state.

Route 6 in Bethel was closed between Old Hawleyville and Wade roads after wires were knocked down. Eversource crews worked to repair wires in that area.

Tuesday morning's weather was blamed for two incidents in Groton. Firefighters say lightning struck a condo complex and a deadly Jeep crash was reported on Flanders Road.

All United Illuminating customers who were without power early Tuesday had it restored by mid-morning. Eversource, however reported more than 4,000 customers without power, mostly in Stonington. For updates on UI outages, click here. For updates on Eversource outages, click here

Wednesday will bring temperatures in the low to mid-80s and the humidity will be low. There will be a nice breeze too, making it a nice day with a blend of clouds and sunshine.

"A few widely scattered showers could pop up during the afternoon, but most towns will remain dry," DePrest said.

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