Sometimes, the weather report can sound like a Broadway musical.
Today’s showstopper: Stormy Weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of southern Connecticut until 11 p.m. The rain that had been promised for several days finally arrived overnight — punctuated in some places by loud thunder — and it will rain off and on for most of the day today.
There is also a chance for thunderstorms, which can bring locally heavy downpours, especially after 1 p.m. If you are in a low-lying area or on a street prone to flooding it might be a good idea to move your car to higher ground.
Individual thunderstorms could produce an inch or more of rain in an hour, the NWS warns. Although the ground is dry, that is too fast a rate for all of the rainfall to be absorbed.
There is a lot of fog and mist right now in those low-lying areas but that should clear up as the day wears on.
- Here is your forecast:
- Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 11 a.m. High near 82. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., then isolated showers between 1 a.m. and 3.a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 69. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
- Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 7 to 10 mph.
- Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 8 to 10 mph.
- Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
- Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
- Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
- Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.