The following was issued by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection advising of possible severe weather in our area:
TORNADO WATCH ISSUED FOR LITCHFIELD COUNTY UNTIL 7:00 PM…
A solid squall line has formed in the vicinity of Hunter New York. This line is moving to the east southeast at 50 – 60 MPH and contains a tornado in its southwest quadrant. At its current track and speed this line will reach the northwest corner of CT by 3:00 PM. This line also likely contains strong straight-line winds of 60 – 70 MPH and large hail.
Several other thunderstorms in this line and in a line in MA approaching northern CT are showing moderate rotation at this time. Towns are strongly encouraged to continuously monitor all thunderstorms in these lines and be prepared for wind and hail damage.