TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- Friday was day three of unforgiving sun, but the fireworks came in the form of heat-busting storms.
And if weather is going to change this drastically, it might as well be memorable.
Torrington's Shawn Brighenti believes this was a storm to remember. It certainly left a mark or two in his yard.
"Hail everywhere, rain," Brighenti said. "You couldn't even see the pond there was so much rain and hail. You could hear trees cracking."
Torrington got broad-sided by a fast-moving cell. The biggest problem was trees. Trees leaning against a gas main on Irene Street, trees braced against power lines on Belleview, trees causing unrest at the Hillside Cemetery.
"The tree broke, and this whole half of the tree broke off, and while it was scooting down, the branches knocked these tombs on top of each other," explained Colleen Roller of Torrington, "and then the rest of it, the marks, scooted it, and finally it landed over there on top of those other graves."
At one point, more than 35,000 people were without power, focused mainly in the northern part of our state. Bad memories for many who suffered through the October Nor'easter.
"We've lived here 22 years, the last six months is the most we've ever lost our power," said Linda Brighenti of Torrington.
After this brief battle, most are wanting a return to an unforgiving sun, well, almost everyone.
"Actually, no, I still love them," said Shawn Brighenti. "I'll still be out looking at them, trying to take pictures of them, I'm just fascinated with thunderstorms and how they work."