HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Severe weather has knocked out power to more than 27,000 customers across Connecticut.
The thunderstorms sweeping across the state have also toppled trees and flooded several roads. State police are warning commuters to watch for water on highways.
Connecticut Light & Power says those affected by outages include about 4,000 customers in Torrington, where large hail was reported.
Four airplanes destined for New York City were diverted to Bradley International Airport due to thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the state of Connecticut until 9 p.m.
Temperatures were in the 90s for the third straight day in what has become the region's first heat wave of the season. Cooler temperatures are expected for the weekend.