Power outages being reported in nearby towns from severe weather
UPDATE 4:40 P.M. — No power outages are being reported in Shelton by United Illuminating as of 5 p.m. due to the severe weather, but many people are without electricity in towns north and west of Shelton.
Most severely impacted are Ridgefield, with about half of Eversource (formerly CL&P) customers without power, and Newtown and Monroe, both with more than one-third of customers without power.
The bulk of the severe weather seems to have passed just north of Shelton.
The skies in Shelton are darkening and thunder can be heard, growing ever closer, as a severe storm is expected to pass over the city momentarily.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Shelton now, with “damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning” possible, according to the National Weather Service.
“Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable
of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph,” the NWS said at slightly past 4 p.m. “This storm was located over Monroe, or near Newtown, moving east at 65 mph. Penny-size hail may also accompany the damaging winds.”
A Tornado Watch is in effect for far northern Connecticut as well as parts of Massachusetts.