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Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Weather conditions are "favorable" for possible twisters until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Massachusetts until 9 p.m.

Glastonbury, Conn. was hit by a possible twister or a strong wind microburst around 4:30 p.m.

But the latest forecasts at 5:45 p.m., the conditions for a tornado have diminished but severe thunderstorms will effect the area until 9 p.m.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today and later tonight, with some storms having the potential to become severe.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes.

The NWS has also issued a flood advisory for the region until 7:30 p.m.

Earlier today parts of Connecticut received 2 inches of rain in less than an hour.

The NWS is advising motorists to not drive vehicles into areas where roadways are covered by water. The water depth may be too great to allow vehicles to cross safely.

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