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Heavy rain, tornado leads to heat advisory for Thursday

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After heavy rain and a tornado in North Haven on Wednesday, the state will be in for some high heat on Thursday.

First, Wednesday brought some steamy temps even though it was cloudy for most of the state, and rainy.

A short-lived tornado even touched down in the Montowese section of North Haven on Wednesday, causing damage to homes.

"It was an EF-0 tornado with 70 mph winds. The path width was 50 yards and it was on the ground for 2.16 miles," said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

There will be some possible showers and thunderstorms that dot the state Wednesday night, but they will dissipate overnight and there will be areas of fog present on Thursday morning.

You can track the storms with the new Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

A Heat Advisory was issued for Thursday for Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties and will go into effect from noon until 7 p.m.

"Temperatures will soar into the 90s tomorrow afternoon, but the heat index will reach 100-105 degrees due to the high humidity," DePrest said.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon on Thursday, and could bring torrential downpours and gusty winds.

Storms will move out by Thursday night, but it will be an uncomfortable night for sleeping.

"Friday and Saturday will be a lot like tomorrow, dangerously hot. Temperatures should reach the middle to perhaps upper 90s and the heat index will reach triple digits," DePrest said.

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