A tornado watch has been issued for parts of the state including Middlesex County through 9 p.m., according to the Storm Prediction Center.
Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties are also included.
Afternoon thunderstorms could be strong to severe in western and central parts of the state, Fox Connecticut is reporting.
The National Weather Service is predicting for Middletown:
- Isolated showers between 1 and 3 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
- Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 3 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 63. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.