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NWS: Strong thunderstorm to hit Fairfield County

August 8, 2018

UPDATE: 6 P.M.

At 6 p.m., the National Weather Service updated the information about the approaching thunderstorm.

Now, winds could reach up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail is possible. There is the potential for damage to cars from hail and damage to trees and power lines from the wind.

The storm will hit Bridgeport around 6:05 p.m., Trumbull around 6:25 p.m., Monroe around 6:40 p.m. and Milford and Shelton around 6:45 p.m.

Original story:

BRIDGEPORT — A strong thunderstorm is expected to hit Fairfield and western New Haven counties Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service announced at 5:50 p.m. that a strong thunderstorm was spotted over Redding, about seven miles southeast of Danbury. The storm is moving east at 15 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with this thunderstorm, NWS said.

Another storm was developing over eastern Westchester, moving east into Fairfield County.

Bridgeort, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Milford, Shelton, Naugatuck, Southbury, New Canaan, Newtown, Fairfield, Stratford, Trumbull and Westport can expect to be hit.

There’s a likelihood of torrential rainfall with this storm. It may cause localized flooding.

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