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Damaging winds, heavy downpours to hit parts of state Tuesday night

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Severe winds caused tree to fall into a shed in Winsted Tuesday night. Severe winds caused tree to fall into a shed in Winsted Tuesday night.
Za'nya Mcwillie was injured after a tree fell on her home in East Hartford. Za'nya Mcwillie was injured after a tree fell on her home in East Hartford.
A tree falls on home on Whiting Road in East Hartford Tuesday night. A tree falls on home on Whiting Road in East Hartford Tuesday night.
Trees are also down on Route 181 in Barkhamsted. Trees are also down on Route 181 in Barkhamsted.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Damaging winds, small hail, frequent dangerous lightning and very heavy downpours are expected to hit portions of Connecticut Tuesday night.

A 2 year-old baby and a three-year-old child were taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center with serious injuries after a tree fell on a home in East Hartford.

The family was on the porch when the tree slammed into the residence and they scrambled. The baby got caught under the tree, family members said.

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Northern Windham County, Tolland and Eastern Hartford have expired.

As of 2 p.m., the temperature hit 90 degrees at Windsor Locks for the third consecutive day.

The official high at Bradley International Airport was 91 degrees Sunday, and Monday the mercury peaked at 94, which tied the record high set in 1971 and 1975. Tuesday's high was 92 degrees.

There were no records tied or broken Tuesday, said WFSB Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

An air quality alert is in effect for all of southern Connecticut until 11 p.m.

Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and small hail are also possible Tuesday night, DePrest said.

Severe winds caused trees to fall into a shed in Winsted Tuesday night. Trees are also down on Route 181 in Barkhamsted.

National Weather Service reports trees and wires down on Mountain Spring Road in Tolland, the intersection of Route 74 and 320 and at Fisher Hill Road, also in Tolland.

As of 8 p.m., 4,644 Connecticut Light & Power customers without power, while United illuminating is reporting 21 outages.

WFSB meteorologists said Tuesday through Friday will be very similar to Monday's weather: hazy, hot and humid.

"Temperatures will begin to edge downward over the coming days due to an increase in cloud cover," said DePrest. "Despite the lower temperatures, humidity levels will remain fairly high with some day to day fluctuations."

There will also be an ongoing chance for isolated to scattered thunderstorms. High pressure locked to the southeast of New England will keep the state in a warm, humid southwesterly flow, and any active and unsettled weather is compliments of little impulses moving through the atmosphere and colder air aloft, WFSB meteorologists said.

The atmosphere will stabilize as the sun sets Tuesday, and any storms should diminish and fade away.

Like the last few nights, it will be tough sleeping weather, so if you have an air conditioner, use it.

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