HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Thunderstorms, some of which could become severe, are possible Thursday afternoon.

Channel 3 declared an Early Warning Weather Alert.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said a warm front may bring a few showers in the morning.

The day will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s to near 70 degrees.

"Severe thunderstorms will fire up to the west of New England tomorrow [Thursday] afternoon, and they will reach Connecticut in the late afternoon and early evening," DePrest said.

The greatest risk will be to the west, as storms reach that part of the state around 5 p.m.

DePrest said they will move swiftly across the state.

"The main threat will be damaging winds, torrential rain, and perhaps even some hail," DePrest said.

Showers and storms will end later Thursday night, then a drier northwesterly flow will develop on the heels of the departing cold front. Overnight lows will be in the 50s.

Friday looks to be mostly sunny, but with a strong northwesterly breeze. The wind could gust up to 30 mph while temperatures reach the low-to-mid 70s.

The wind will subside Friday night as high pressure moves into the region.

Temperatures will bottom out in the 50s, but some upper 40s are possible in the normally cooler locations.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend looks decent.

Some showers could arrive on Saturday night, but they should end before dawn on Sunday.

Temps look to reach into the 70s on Saturday an 80s on Sunday.

For Memorial Day Monday itself, they could hit between 80 and 85 degrees.

The risk for a late-day thunderstorm right now is low.

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