Widespread minor coastal flooding possible Wednesday

Southwestern Connecticut could see some flooding about midday Wednesday but it should be relatively minor.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory late Tuesday for areas along western Long Island Sound, including southern Fairfield and New Haven counties.

The advisory, which will go into effect Wednesday at 11 a.m. and last until 2 p.m., warns that tides may rise two to three feet higher than normal as a storm passes through the area.

The chance of precipitation is set at 90 percent and winds between 16 to 21 mph with gusts as high as 31 mph are expected in Bridgeport.

The most vulnerable shore roads and basements will be at risk of flooding due to the height of the storm tide as well as wave splash-over due in part to breaking waves of two to four feet, according to the advisory.

Most roads will be passable though there is a chance of isolated closures. Any impact on property is expected to be minimal, according to the advisory.

High tide will occur in Bridgeport, Stamford and New Haven between 12:05 and 12:10 p.m. The flood category for all three cities is listed as minor.

Dennis O'Malley