Storms to clear up overnight - WFSB 3 Connecticut

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Storms to clear up overnight

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The sky in Brookfield on Wednesday evening (iwitness) The sky in Brookfield on Wednesday evening (iwitness)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Strong storms started moving into the state just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

A tornado warning was issued for Litchfield and Fairfield counties and will last until 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. It has since expired but the strong storms continue to move through the state.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said some of the storms moving through Connecticut are producing gusty winds and hail.

While all of the weather alerts have expired, storms were still rolling through the state at 9:30 p.m.

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"Any storms that develop and move into CT, in addition to frequent lightning and heavy rain could produce gusty wind and perhaps some hail.  The region along and north/northwest of I-84 will have the greatest chance for a strong to severe storm," Meteorologist Mark Dixon said.

Heavy rain, lightning, and even some hail was reported in Connecticut.

The tornado warning for Litchfield and Fairfield counties expired at 7:45 p.m. 

"There is no confirmation of a tornado, at least for now. However, there was wind damage and several reports of hail 1.0 inch in diameter in Roxbury and New Milford," DePrest said.

See more photos from the storm here.

DePrest said showers will end after midnight and there will be some clearing.

Drier conditions arrive for the first day of June, along with some sunshine.

"While we cannot rule out an afternoon shower or two in a few places, most of the state will remain dry throughout the day," DePrest said.

The sun will allow temperatures to move into the middle and upper 70s.

Showers are possible on Friday during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will be in the 70s.

Saturday looks good with sunshine, but temps only stay in the lower 70s.

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