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Storms lead to more heat on Tuesday

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The sky after the storms passed through Rocky Hill on Monday. (WFSB) The sky after the storms passed through Rocky Hill on Monday. (WFSB)
Storms brought down wires in Woodbridge on Monday. (WFSB) Storms brought down wires in Woodbridge on Monday. (WFSB)

Heat and humidity on Monday led to some serious storms that moved across the state throughout the afternoon and evening.

The storms prompted several weather alerts for some counties, however they have since expired.

At one point, more than 1,500 power outages were being reported. That number has since been declining. Check the Eversource outage map here.

United Illuminating also reported outages in their area. Follow updates here.  

Bridgeport fire officials said there were many reports of trees and wires down throughout the city.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said storms will move out and we should be able to sound the "all clear" by midnight.

On Monday evening, viewers were sending in beautiful photos of the sky and a rainbow that was seen once the storms passed.

"Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s this evening depending on where the rain falls, and overnight lows will be in the 60s and lower 70s," DePrest said.

It was a double dose of nasty weather, as the heat wave continues in parts of the state.

A heat advisory took effect from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday in Hartford, New Haven, Fairfield and northern Middlesex Country.

There have been now five straight days of 90 degree weather, which means Connecticut is experiencing a heat wave. In 2016, there have been 15 days of over 90 degree weather. We have experienced 11 days of 90 degree weather in July alone.

The temperature on Monday reached 96 degrees at Bradley International Airport.

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Dryer air is expected for Tuesday and Wednesday, but it will still be hot.

For Tuesday, DePrest said "Temperature will rise to near record levels. The record high for the Greater Hartford Area for July 26 is 95 degrees, set in 1989."

There is no threat for storms on Tuesday.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low to middle 90s, but the humidity should remain fairly low.

The next chance for thunderstorms is Thursday, DePrest said.

"We are forecasting highs 90-95 and the air may turn a little more humid. An approaching cold front could trigger a few thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening," DePrest said.

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