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Tornado watches expire as storm moves out of the state

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A tornado watch has been issued for a part of Connecticut until late Friday evening. 

The counties of Fairfield and New Haven are under the watch until 10 p.m.

Litchfield and Hartford counties were also under a tornado watch, but they have expired, since the storms have been quieting down. 

"While an isolated tornado will be possible, the threat is greater severe storms producing strong damaging wind and hail," said meteorologist Mark Dixon. "Also, with any thunderstorm, vivid and dangerous lightning is likely."

The storm is traveling eastbound/northeast bound direction towards Torrington. 

Cornwall and Goshen will face the brunt of the storm with heavy rain and wind gusts in the area.

"We're watching a line of storms developing over western NY, advancing to the east," said meteorologist Melissa Cole.

She said the main window for the threat of storms will be between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

There is currently a severe thunderstorm warning issued for Southwestern Connecticut.

Litchfield county will have a flood advisory in effect until 7:45 p.m.

"By [Friday] evening you'll want to keep an eye on the radar if you have the WFSB app," Cole said. "You can download it and have live Pinpoint Doppler on it."

The storms can also be tracked here.

State police are keeping an eye on the weather and "troopers are prepared to assist motorists as necessary." State Police are reminding drivers to pay attention to the road conditions and follow the weather reports. They also advised residents to plan their traveling accordingly and seek shelter if necessary. 

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is also watching the storms. 

Ahead of the storm on Friday, Eyewitness News declared today an Early Warning Weather Day.

Exactly three years ago a tornado hit Fairfield County and touched down in Windsor, along 91. It flipped the sports dome across the road.

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