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Thunderstorms move across Connecticut ahead of big warm up

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Scattered showers and potential thunderstorms have been working their way through the state and could continue to do so into the early evening on Tuesday.

It's part of a weak storm system that began bringing rain overnight. 

"With the rain that fell earlier [Tuesday], some towns across the state have received well over half an inch of rain," said meteorologist Mark Dixon. "That's been the case in Old Lyme (nearly an inch there), Meriden, New London, Middlefield, Ansonia, Cromwell and New Haven."

As of Tuesday afternoon, areas of heavy rain with lightning and thunder were moving south in Fairfield county.

Other areas were developing along the New York border in northwestern Connecticut. 

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On Tuesday evening, Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the western part of the state will continue to be the most active area, although a shower is possible elsewhere.

As the night goes on, DePrest said a low pressure will drift away.

Skies will clear by the morning, but patchy fog could be present.

Temperatures will soar into the 80s on Wednesday, and some parts of the state could see 87 or 88 degrees.

The humidity won't be too bad and it will be cooler by the shoreline.

Thursday will feature a similar situation, although there could be a few showers by days end.

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