Tornadoes, strong winds possible today

A more-organized line of thunderstorms is taking shape and moving from west to east over lower Fairfield County, with the potential for strong winds and heavy rain.

There is a 2 percent chance that tornadoes could form from these storms, said forecaster Quincy Vagell.

“Most of any thunderstorms that do develop should be relatively short-lived and may only marginally reach severe limits,” Vagell wrote on the weather blog. “With high water values near or just over two inches, water loading is a concern, so there is a somewhat elevated potential for wet micro-bursts. Given the …  modest wind shear, a weak tornado or two cannot be ruled out either. ”


The National Weather Service flash flood watch remains in effect. It’s a good idea to batten down the hatches this afternoon.


Frank Juliano