Freeze Warning in effect statewide; hundreds without power following severe thunderstorm, tornado warnings

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(WTNH) — The state of Connecticut braced for a thunderstorm and strong winds Wednesday afternoon. An Extreme Tornado Warning was in effect for Litchfield County and northern Connecticut until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The entire state was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 6 p.m.

The tornado warning was issued at 2:47 p.m. by the National Weather Service. At that time, they say, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Kent moving northeast at 55 mph.

A tornado touchdown was confirmed Thursday in Bull’s Bridge to South Kent in Litchfield County. According to the NWS, it touched down between 2:49-52 p.m.

Eversource says it has around 131 customers experiencing power outages as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

Now, clean up efforts are underway in the aftermath of the quick but mighty storm. Folks are asked to bundle up for the freezing temperatures Thursday morning.

Hail was reported in towns across the state.

WEB EXTRA: Thunderstorm in Monroe, CT – Courtesy: Michael Wrabel via Report It

WEB EXTRA: Hail in Winstead

Up in Norfolk, schools held students in the buildings until the extreme weather passes.

Additionally, due to the severe weather, the FEMA mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Waterbury Brass Mill Center Mall was postponed Wednesday. All scheduled appointments that were postponed will be honored at the clinic’s next stop, which is at the Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL) Thursday, April 22 & Friday, April 23 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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