The answer to “hasn’t it rained enough already this month?” is apparently “No.”
After a sunny start to the day, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory that a line of strong thunderstorms is moving into Fairfield County from New York.
Several storm cells are likely to form out of the warm, moist air and the weather advisory is for the entire state, until 9 p.m.
Here is the text of the NWS warning:
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WHILE THE ACTIVITY THAT DEVELOPS WILL BE HIT AND MISS...A FEW OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PROBABLY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE. THE PRIMARY THREATS WITH THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS. DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS ALSO EXPECTED WITH ANY OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS. IN ADDITION...BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN SOME LOCALIZED POOR DRAINAGE STREET FLOODING. THE PRIMARY THREAT FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE BETWEEN 2 PM AND 10 PM THIS EVENING. THOSE WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IF A THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
And here’s the outlook for the rest of the week:
- A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
- Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
- Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
- Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind around 9 mph.
- Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 55.
- Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
- Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.