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Heavy storms prompt thunderstorm watch for part of the state

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The town of Colebrook looking south to Winsted and Torrington early Wednesday morning. (Rich/iWitness photo) The town of Colebrook looking south to Winsted and Torrington early Wednesday morning. (Rich/iWitness photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The threat for slick roads is over now that temperatures are rising, but the focus is on heavy rain and wind for Wednesday night.

A wind advisory was issued for all of Connecticut from Wednesday night until early Thursday morning, as heavy rain and gusty winds move through overnight.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties for until 2 a.m.

A flood warning was also issued for parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties.

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A winter weather advisory that was in effect for parts of the state expired earlier in the morning, after some woke up to slippery roads.

Rain moved through the state on Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy downpours at times.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the rain will continue to fall throughout the night, bringing the chance for thunderstorms and gusty, damaging winds.

"Wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph are possible. There is even a chance for gusts up to 60 mph if strong thunderstorms develop," DePrest said.

Among the rain and winds, temperatures will move through the 50s to near 60 overnight.

"The Storm Prediction Center in Normal, Oklahoma has place Connecticut in a “marginal risk” area for severe weather tonight with the “slight risk” area right up to the New York/Connecticut border," DePrest said.

Many towns will receive 1 to 2 inches of rain, but with some heavy downpours, up to 3 inches can't be ruled out.

Power outages are possible as well on Wednesday night. To check Eversource outages, click here.

DePrest said the heaviest rain will end just before the morning commute on Thursday, which means plenty of water will still be on the roads.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, windy and mild. A shower or two is possible, but DePrest said most of the day will remain dry.

Temperatures will be in the 50s to near 60 on Thursday, but by sunset, those temperatures will fall back through the 40s.

"The atmosphere will continue to turn colder Thursday night and temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and 30s. Any lingering rain showers could turn to snow showers with little or no accumulation expected," DePrest said.

Friday will be partly sunny, windy but much colder with temperatures in the 30s.

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