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Strong to potentially severe storms expected to start weekend

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A cold front moving into the state Saturday morning is firing up storms, some of which have the potentially of being severe.

"We have declared tomorrow an Early Warning Weather Day due to the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms that could cause damaging winds.  In addition to the wind threat, there will be torrential downpours in some communities, dangerous frequent lightning, and possibly hail," Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said.

The Storm Prediction Center put the entire state in the "Marginal Risk” category for severe weather. 

This could mean damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours as well as the risk an isolated tornado.  DePrest said, while the risk of a tornado developing is very low, we can't completely rule it out.

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However, Saturday's weather won't be all bad.

"The front will pass to our east by the late afternoon, winds will shift to the northwest, and skies will begin to clear out by evening.  The humidity will drop, too, which will set us up for a very pleasant night," DePrest said.

Low temperatures could be in the upper 50's and lower 60's.

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Behind the front, Sunday should be beautiful, less humid and sunny.

"Sunday will be a great day for outdoor activities! The sky will be mostly sunny, the air will be seasonably warm, and the humidity will be fairly low," DePrest said. 

Temperatures for Sunday could range from the high 70's to mid 80's.

However, for next week it's back to rainy weather.

Storms will likely develop for Monday night into early Tuesday. 

"Showers and some steadier rain will likely develop during the afternoon, and become widespread by the evening." DePrest said. 

That rain will likely linger into Tuesday morning, but will begin to disappear as the day begins.

High temperatures for Monday could reach as high as 80 to 85. 

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