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Rain, wind, flash flooding are concerns overnight

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Damage was reported on Rumford Street in West Hartford. (WFSB) Damage was reported on Rumford Street in West Hartford. (WFSB)
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It's been a soggy and windy day in the state, and periods of rain and the gusty winds will continue overnight.

A flash flood watch was issued for much of the state through Wednesday morning., as flash flooding was being reported in parts of the state Tuesday night.

Heavy flooding was reported on Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. on Route 8 north at exit 13 in Shelton. The flooding closed the road, and traffic was being diverted off exit 13. The area has since reopened

A flash flood warning was issued for parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties, as well as Litchfield and Hartford counties into early Wednesday morning.

A wind advisory was issued for northern Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, southern Fairfield, southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties Tuesday.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said periods of rain will continue as the night goes on, and it could be heavy at times.

"In downpours, the visibility will be reduced and ponding on roadways could lead to concern for hydroplaning," Dixon said.

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Again, the rain overnight could lead to poor drainage flooding as well.

In addition to the rain, winds will continue to gust to possibly 40 mph.

"While the threat for severe weather is fairly low, isolated thunderstorms will be possible… if/when they develop, wind gusts could go as high as 60 mph. Isolated to scattered power outages will be possible," Dixon said.

He added that the heaviest of rain and wind will diminish from west to east after midnight.

A gust of 36 mph was reported in Hartford around noon on Tuesday.

The wind caused damage in the towns of West Hartford, Bolton and elsewhere.

Eversource reported nearly 4,000 customers without power around 8:30 p.m.

The air will remain unseasonably mild overnight with temperatures in the 60s overnight.

The rain will move out of the state on Wednesday morning.

Temps will range from 65 to 70 degrees.

Thursday and Friday look much better.

On Thursday, "It will be cooler with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s," Dixon said.

Scattered frost will be possible Thursday into Friday as the mercury could dip into the 30s.

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