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Rain dampens primary day in Connecticut

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Rain dampened the political spirits of voters on Tuesday.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney said they expected periods of rain, some of which could be heavy, from time to time.

"There is even a chance for a thunderstorm in some locations," Haney said.

"Periods of rain will be possible through the afternoon," Dixon said.

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"Most of [the rain] ends by the evening commute," Dixon said.

However, it'll be a bit cold.

"Connecticut will be on the northern side of [a] front, which will move southward away from the state throughout the day," Haney explained. "That means we’ll be in the cool air sector all day."

Frost advisory issued for Windham and Tolland counties from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

Due to the cloud cover and a breeze, temperatures will stay in the 40s across the state.

Haney said the rain is needed as Windsor Locks is nearing a deficit of about an inch. In Bridgeport, it's nearing 1.25 inches.

"We should receive half an inch to 1 inch of rain from this storm with locally higher amounts possible," he said.

All of the precipitation should end by Tuesday night.

Temperatures will drop into the 30s by dawn on Wednesday, making scattered frost possible.

"Otherwise, [Wednesday] is looking good with mostly sunny skies and seasonably cool temperatures," Haney said. "Afternoon highs will range from 60 to 65 degrees and a northerly breeze will make it feel a bit cooler."

Temps will again dip into the 30s for Wednesday evening with another chance for frost by Thursday morning.

There is a chance for rain on Friday, but Dixon called it "slim."

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