(WTNH) – Parts of the state are seeing flooded roads as severe storms move through.

Flooding was reported in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon as severe thunderstorms popped up.

According to News 8 Meteorologist Ashley Baylor, flooding occurs when you have a drought and downpours. The water has trouble seeing into the ground, so it runs off or pools.

Baylor says the state needed steady, light rain to allow the ground to become more saturated first.

Drivers are not recommended to drive through flooded roads.

The town of Seymour experienced heavy rainfalls and hail in the early evening.

The size of the hail in Seymour.

Viewers sent in videos of the hail storm that hit Seymour in the late afternoon.

Stay tuned to News 8 for updates.