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Isolated showers, thunderstorms expected Tuesday afternoon

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Sporadic showers and thunderstorms are expected to pass through parts of the state throughout the afternoon on Tuesday.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the northern part of Hartford County around 4:45 p.m. It has since been canceled. 

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Meteorologist Scot Haney said there was plenty of humidity in state, but just how destabilized the atmosphere becomes will depend on how much the sun makes an appearance.

"While there's plenty of humidity, the degree of instability will greatly depend on sunshine," Haney said. "We believe sky conditions will range from cloudy to partly sunny."

Haney’s back-to-school forecast for Tuesday said temperatures will be in the 68 to 73 degree range for the ride to school, 79 to 83 degrees for lunch or recess and 80 to 85 for the ride home.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said some storms clipped northwest Connecticut during the morning, then moved into western Massachusetts where they produced heavy rain that led to flooding concerns.

Through Tuesday afternoon, Dixon said to expect isolated to scattered rain with embedded thunder.

"Any storms that develop could produce heavy rain that leads to localized poor drainage flooding, gust wind and frequent lighting," Dixon said.

The unsettled weather comes with a slow moving cold front.

"Once it clears the state to our east, the stage will be set for a gorgeous second half of the week with cool mornings and pleasant afternoons," Dixon said.

As far Wednesday is concerned, the front will move off to the east by the morning. That should set the stage for a nicer day.

"We can expect partly to mostly sunny skies, much lower humidity, and highs between 80 and 85 degrees," Haney said.

Thursday and Friday are also looking good.

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