Flood watch in affect for Fairfield County until 8 p.m.


A flood watch is in effect for Fairfield County and the surrounding area until 8 p.m.

Rainfall, heavy at times, will continue through this afternoon before gradually decreasing from west to east late this afternoon into early this evening. Thunderstorms with locally heavier rainfall rates are also possible, especially during this afternoon.

Any new rainfall will exacerbate already swollen rivers and streams. Total rainfall of around one to two inches expected, with locally higher amounts possible especially with any thunderstorms. In addition to the potential for river flooding, urban and small stream flooding remains likely.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.  Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The full forecast is below:

Thursday
Occasional rain before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog. High near 52. Breezy, with an east wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday night
Showers, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog before 10pm. Low around 43. South wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
A 40% chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Southwest wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Friday Night
A 30% chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

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