Severe weather slams into Connecticut

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Skies are looking dark towards the north after a tornado warning issued for Litchfield County. Skies are looking dark towards the north after a tornado warning issued for Litchfield County.
Tree down in Cornwall Tree down in Cornwall
A WFSB viewer holds multiple pieces of hail. A WFSB viewer holds multiple pieces of hail.
Lighting crashes down in Brooklyn. Lighting crashes down in Brooklyn.

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Litchfield County Tuesday evening as severe weather moved into the state.

Numerous reports of strong winds, hail and severe lightning were reported in areas from Salisbury to Manchester.

Trees were down on Route 41 in Salisbury near the Massachusetts state line. There are reports of a house fire on Town Road in Cornwall and one on Zimmerman Way in Ellington were caused by lightning.

A tornado warning was first issued for Northern Litchfield County at 4:57 p.m. and a second tornado warning didn't expire until 6 p.m.

There has been no confirmation of a tornado touching down in Connecticut, but the same storm produced a tornado in Eastern New York.

There were multiple severe thunderstorms warnings across Northern Connecticut.

Hail up to .75" in diameter was reported hitting homes in Suffield, Manchester, Windsor Locks and Litchfield County.

A number of departments have requested that fire departments respond to their fire house. 

As of 8 p.m., there were 2,354 Connecticut Light & Power customers, less than one percent, were without power.

There were reports of lightning strikes at the Connecticut Fire Academy near Bradley International Airport, officials said.

Everything was operating normally at Bradley Airport, but there are some delays. Passengers are asked to check with their airline, not the airport. 

Showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout inland Connecticut until at least 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Additionally, expect hot and humid weather to continue with temperatures inland possibly approaching the 90 degrees and as dew point readings push toward 70. Conditions will become oppressive.

Since the humidity is so high, residents may have to deal with areas of dense fog Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

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