HARTFORD — A cold front that moved across New England Friday dumped rain in some spots, but did not cause much trouble in central Connecticut. The intensity of the front caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch for much of Connecticut and western Massachusetts.
The watch was lifted for Litchfield County shortly after 9 p.m. and for Hartford County about 9:20 p.m. The watch for Fairfield and New Haven counties expired at 10 p.m.
The heavy rains caused localized flooding.
A tornado watch means that the conditions are favorable to the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. It does not mean a tornado is...