Showers and thunderstorms break out in parts of the state | New

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A disruption caused showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon.

Storms began to erupt just before noon in parts of Litchfield and Hartford counties.

Another set of storms started moving towards Fairfield County around 3 p.m., triggering a severe thunderstorm watch for that area until 8 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Tolland and Hartford counties until 6:30 p.m.

Follow them with Channel 3’s interactive radar here.

Chief meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the showers and storms would end early Friday evening. The sky will then become mostly clear during the night.

Temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s by dawn on Saturday.

The heat rises for the weekend.

The weather will reach 85-90 on Saturday and the air will remain humid. The weather will be partly to mostly sunny.

“The June 5 record for the greater Hartford area is 96 degrees, set in 1925,” DePrest said.

Saturday night will be soft and heavy with lows in the 60s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm, with highs expected to climb into the 90s.

“Our first heat wave of 2021 will become official next week,” DePrest said.

Temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid-90s on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

A heat wave consists of three consecutive days of temperatures of 90 degrees or higher.

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