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Storms move out, more heat expected for Friday

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Ominous skies in Middletown on Thursday. (iwitness) Ominous skies in Middletown on Thursday. (iwitness)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Storms moved through the state on Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, thunder and lightning, amid the second day of a potential heat wave.

The storms began firing up at about 12:30 p.m. in western Connecticut and trekked east. Track the storms in the Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said at 11:50 a.m., Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks hit 90 degrees and marked day two of a potential heat wave. The humidity was also extremely high and the heat is expected to continue on Friday.

For a list of cooling centers around the state, head here.

Showers and thunderstorms popped up by Thursday afternoon and drenched parts of the state.

"Doppler radar estimated 1-2 inches of rain in the Waterbury and New Haven area. Doppler radar estimated 2-3 inches of rain in Northeastern Windham County where a Flood Warning was issued," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said.

Storms will weaken and dissipate as the night goes on.

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 8 a.m. on Friday for Tolland and Windham counties.

Friday could be the third consecutive day of 90 degree temperatures, which would constitute an official heat wave.

"The heat wave could become official tomorrow with highs near 90 degrees, but how high temperatures go will greatly depend on the progression of a back door cold front that is currently located between Hartford and Boston," DePrest said.

If the front drops south of the state, Connecticut could end up with a lot of clouds and temps in the 80s.

More showers and thunderstorms can be expected on Friday afternoon and evening.

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