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 WeatherXEdge.com 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.