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Thunder a possibility this afternoon as cold front pushes through

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Showers and even a potential thunderstorm could move through the state on Monday afternoon.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney said it could be the result of a cold front that will approach New England from the west.

"Rain becomes more widespread through the afternoon hours as a cold front pushes into the region," Dixon said. "There could be areas of moderately heavy rain and there is a slight chance for some rumbles of thunder."

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Dixon said the rain should wind down by the early evening hours.

Before the front arrives, some sunshine may push temperatures into the 60s to near 70 degrees.

But that won't last long. Those temperatures will drop by Monday night.

"The clouds will gradually move out and the skies will become mostly clear," said meteorologist Scot Haney. "You can expect cooler temperatures as those numbers drop into the upper 30s and lower to mid 40s."

Tuesday looks to start off sunny but as the day continues, you can expect an increase in clouds.

"We're not expecting any rain [Tuesday], just some late day clouds that will linger into [Tuesday] evening," Haney said.

The air will be noticeably cooler as well.

"Highs [Tuesday] will only be in the 50s," Haney said. "Starting [Tuesday] night late, we should start to see some clearing and with that clearing, cooler and crisp fall weather will come."

By dawn, thermometers could show readings in the 20s and 30s for parts of the state.

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