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Coastal storm continues to bring heavy rain to the state Thursday evening

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As rain kept falling on Thursday afternoon, roads were flooding, especially in the southeastern part of the state.

A flash flood watch was issued for Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Hartford, Windham and Tolland counties through Friday morning.

"According to Doppler radar, 3 to 4 inches of rain has already drenched the New London area this afternoon," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said at about 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Many parts of New London and Waterford saw flooding, where vehicles were getting stuck.

More rain is expected for Thursday evening and night as a storm system moves up the coast, DePrest said.

Keep an eye on Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

"Some showers will continue to produce very heavy downpours, perhaps even some lightning and thunder," DePrest said.

He added that the threat of flash flooding will continue.

The coastal storm will lift away by Friday morning, and weather will improve.

There could be some lingering rain in the morning, however it will end by mid-day and the sun is expected to come out in the afternoon.

"High temperatures will range from the middle 70s to near 80 degrees," DePrest said. "The humidity will drop to more comfortable levels as well, which is welcome news after days of tropical humidity."

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