Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Greenwich

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Greenwich and the rest of Connecticut through 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

The watch was issued by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center at 1:25 p.m. on Saturday. All eight Connecticut counties are included in the watch.

Early Saturday afternoon, there were storm cells in eastern New York and Pennsylvania headed toward the Nutmeg State. The size of the storms was expected to increase, according to the weather service, which added: The storms could bring “heavy rainfall and dangerous lighting.”

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by the weather service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour.

Saturday’s weather forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs are in the upper 80s in Greenwich Saturday with a southwest wind of five to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

This evening, expect it to be mostly cloudy with more showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows Saturday should be in the mid-60s with a northwest wind of five to 10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of rain is also 70%.

Sunday is expected to be cooler with highs in the upper-70s and sunshine.

 

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