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Weather updates for Fairfield County Connecticut

Showers to hang around for days

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fasherA flash flood remains in effect for southwestern Connecticut until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service says “the potential still exists for heavy rainfall … localized rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour could result in flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas and small streams.”

The next few days are going to be hit or miss with showers. Don’t worry, the days will not be washouts.

Here is the latest forecast:

Today: Isolated showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Isolated showers before 9am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 9am and 1pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

For a more detailed discussion of the forecast, click here.

On Long Island Sound

A pretty good beach day with mostly sunny skies … until afternoon storms develop.

On the water, soouthwest winds 10 to 15 knots with seas 1 foot or less.

Tides: High tide around 4:15 p.m.; low tide around 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Water temperature: 73.9 degrees.

UV index: 9, very high (when there’s sun).

Pollen count: .60 very low.

Air quality: Good here too.

Sunset: 8:29 am.

Sunrise: 5:22 a.m.

Categories: General
Jim Shay

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