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Rain to move across the state overnight

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some beneficial rainfall fell overnight and more scattered showers moved through the state on Tuesday.

The chance for rain will continue through the evening and overnight. Storms were moving into the state at 10:30 p.m.

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Meteorologist Mark Dixon said "we’ve been primarily cloudy today, that prevented the atmosphere from becoming unstable; then 2.) the setting sun will further help to stabilize the air mass over us."

There will be areas of rain overnight, and perhaps a rumble of thunder, but not a long-duration rain that we need.

Channel 3 meteorologists said the state is about 4.5 inches to 6 inches shy of where it should be for the year. 

Any chances of rain will come to an end once a cold front clears the area on Wednesday morning.

"It will be a day featuring more clouds than sun and temperatures that will warm into the lower and mid-80s," Dixon said.

Tuesday morning's rain comes after state leaders issued a drought advisory on Monday.

People in Southington were asked to water their lawns every other day.

Thursday will bring very pleasant weather, but a front will move in by Friday afternoon that could bring some isolated or scattered showers.

There will be fantastic weather for the holiday weekend, Dixon said.

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