Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain and lightning to the area Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The storms started around 4 p.m. and were expected to end around 9 p.m., according to Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University.
“Potentially, we could see precipitation into the mid-evening,” Lessor said late Tuesday afternoon. “Good dose of rain, could cause flooding in some areas.”
Meriden Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Dunn said lightning struck a home on Midland Drive around 4:45 p.m., resulting in minor electrical hazards in the residence.
A home on Meriden-Waterbury Road in Cheshire was also reportedly struck by lightning.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for New Haven and Hartford counties from noon through Tuesday evening.
As of 5 p.m., Meriden had close to an inch of rainfall, while Southington and Cheshire had about three-quarters of an inch, Lessor said.