Photographs By John Murray

A band of electrical storms swept across Connecticut today breaking the heat spell that has griped the state for the past three days. Temperatures reached nearly 100 degrees in sections of Connecticut, and the ominous clouds hovering over Bank Street in downtown Waterbury brough gifts of wind and rain.

Shoppers ducked for cover beneath an awning on West Main Street in Waterbury.

An umbrella was an ineffective shield from the deluge.

A late afternoon rainbow hovers over Waterbury public water in Morris on Route 109.