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Tornado Watch in Effect for Litchfield and New Haven Counties

The National Weather Service says heavy rains and strong winds are heading our way.

5:25 p.m.

Litchfield County's tornado watch extends until 10 p.m. tonight: Saturday, Sept. 8, the National Weather Service reports.

Woodbury Weather

Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Low around 57. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

A tornado watch is in effect for New Haven County until 9 p.m. tonight: Saturday, Sept. 8, the National Weather Service reports.

Middlebury Weather

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Low around 58. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest 7 to 12 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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2:17 p.m.

12:44 p.m.

The dark, ominous clouds overhead are the early warning signs of a potentially dangerous storm entering the area, according to the National Weather Service.

As early as this afternoon, meteorologists are predicting that the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, gusty winds. A tornardo watch is also in effect until 9 p.m. for the following Connecticut counties:

  • Fairfield
  • New Haven
  • Litchfield
  • Hartford
  • Middlesex

On this, the first week into what is National Preparedness Month and approaching the end of Hurricane Season, emergency officials advise residents to have a plan in place for extreme weather conditions that could lead to power outages and severe damage to property and infrastructure.

Ready.gov has a section dedicated to Tornado Safety Tips in which it advises, among other things, to:

  • build an emergency kit
  • have a family communication plan in place
  • Keep an eye on changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter

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