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Storms leave damage throughout the state

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Mark Blethen sent a video of lines on fire on Broad Street in Bristol |  Mark Blethen Mark Blethen sent a video of lines on fire on Broad Street in Bristol | Mark Blethen
Storms uprooted a giant tree at a New Haven cemetery. (WFSB) Storms uprooted a giant tree at a New Haven cemetery. (WFSB)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Storms brought heavy rains, flooding, and caused damage throughout Connecticut on Monday, leaving thousands in the dark.

Storms moved through Farmington, Bristol, Southington and Plainville on Monday, and then moved into eastern Connecticut.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for all of Connecticut until 8 p.m. It has since expired.

Flooding was reported in Bristol, Hartford and Manchester, and several trees came down in Bristol and New Haven.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said Bristol and Farmington were the hardest hit.

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Eversource reported almost 10,000 outages at one point. As of about 10 p.m., that number dropped to 1,014. To check outages in your area, click here.  

A giant oak crashed to the ground during the storm on Monday afternoon, falling from one yard into another, shutting down Fair Street in Bristol.

"Very big mess. Firemen had the road blocked off," said Jeffrey Van Nesse.

A downed wire caught on fire on Broad Street in Bristol on Monday too. Fortunately, fire crews doused the flames and power was restored by about 6 p.m.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported on Fair or Broad streets on Monday due to the storms.

"A cold front will move across the state after midnight and there could be another shower or thunderstorm until the front moves through. By morning, we are looking much better. The showers will be gone and a northwesterly breeze will begin to usher in drier air," DePrest said.  

Tuesday will feature mostly sunny skies and the humidity will continue to drop as well. Temperatures will be in the 80s.

The heat wave officially continued on Monday, which recorded as the hottest day of the year so far. Temps of 90 were achieved as of 11 a.m.

"[Monday] is now the hottest of the year with 96 degrees at [Bradley International Airport]," Dixon said. "Factor in the humidity, ick!"

The state will get a reprieve from the heat on Wednesday, with temperatures in the low to middle 80s.

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