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East Haven Spared from Saturday's Severe Storms

An unsettled weather pattern moved through the region throughout the day Saturday. But clearing skies and mostly sunny conditions are on tap for Sunday.

Update at 9:10 p.m.

All weather watches and warnings for East Haven, including the tornado watch, have now expired.

East Haven — unlike much of the rest of the state — was spared from most of today's severe weather, receiving only a short span of heavy rain Saturday night.

The threat of showers and an isolated storm will linger, however, overnight and up through the early morning hours.

Sunday's skies are expected to eventually clear, leaving a mostly sunny day with a high in the upper 70s.

Update at 7:45 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning for the region has expired.

The tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. And showers and the possiblity for thunderstorms tonight into tomorrow's early morning hours remain.

Tomorrow the clouds are expected to eventually clear, leaving a mostly sunny day with a high around 78 degrees.

Update at 6:15 p.m.

As a strong line of storms heads our way, the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for East Haven, as well as all of New Haven County.

Weather service meteorologists report that the storms are capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour.

The warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m.

A tornado watch also remains in effect for the area until 9 p.m.

that "in the event a large or dangerous storm approaches" the East Haven Fall Fesitval on the town green, "residents, volunteers and vendors may be asked to take shelter until the event passes."

Update at 12:46 p.m.

WTNH News Channel 8 has just reported on the air that the immediate tornado warning for New Haven and Fairfield counties has been taken down the the weather service.

However, the area is not out of the woods yet, as more isolated, scattered severe storms are expected to impact the shoreline throughout the day today.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide additional updated reports as this afternoon and early evening's unsettled weather continues.

Update at 12:25 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for New Haven County, as well as Fairfield County, according to the emergency alert system.

The notice, which broke into regular television programming at 12:23 p.m., reported the warning will remain in effect until 12:53 p.m.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates as today's weather related events develop.

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Original Story (Posted at 11:52 a.m.)

Well, after it looked as though the for the out on the town green this weekend — word comes late this morning that keeping an eye on the sky will indeed be important throughout the day today.

The National Weather Service has just issued a tornado watch for East Haven, as well as much of the rest of the state.

The watch will remain in effect until 9 p.m. this evening.

Additionally, after of rain and thunder today, the weather service meteorologists have updated their forecast this morning.

Because of this, the service has issued a hazardous weather alert reporting severe storms are expected to impact the area today, bringing with them heavy rains and strong, gusty winds.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates on the weather, and how it might impact today's festival on the green, as it develops.

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