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High heat, high humidity to continue after thunderstorm warning issued for parts of CT

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

High heat and high humidity is expected to continue this weekend following nasty storms Friday evening.

Storms developed late Friday afternoon and produced lots of damage including in Windham County.

"The sky and the water put it together you don't know whether up is down or down is up," Dave Nichols said. "The reflection is just amazing."

There were lots of damage off E. Quassett road in Woodstock. Residents told Eyewitness News are shocked to see all these trees down. There were also downed wires and poles.

"And there's the tree the culprit is over there," Nichols said.

The storm sent massive trees crashing down onto Nichols' Woodstock home. 

"And so you know it broke through the roof," Nichols said. 

There were no reported injures. 

To see pictures of the damage, click here

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Litchfield County expired at 9 p.m. A warning issued for Windham County expired at 6:45 p.m. while Tolland County's warning lasted until 7 p.m.

An excessive heat warning was issued for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London and Southern Litchfield until 10 p.m. on Sunday. There was a heat advisory for Tolland, Hartford and Windham counties until 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

The temperatures were high on Friday as the humidity continued all day and into the evening. Temperatures were in the low to mid-90s. The heat index reached 107 degrees. 

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The heat is expected to continue this weekend. 

"The air will continue to boil this weekend and we will continue to try to find ways in which we won’t boil.  Both Saturday and Sunday, we will endure the dangerous combination of heat and humidity with an ongoing threat for thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours," WFSB Meteorologist Mike Cameron said.  

As a result of the hot weather, several cities including Hartford opened cooling centers

“The weather’s going to be sweltering and humid over the next couple of days,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.

Bronin urged residents "to stay indoors as much as possible, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and feel free to make use of the cooling centers located across the city."

The cooling centers were available to any resident, "who needs to find some relief from the heat.”

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With forecast calling for some potential severe weather on Friday afternoon, the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma placed most of Connecticut in the "marginal risk" category. As a result, Friday was declared an Early Warning Weather Day.

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