In advance of serious rain this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for southern Connecticut, including Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester counties, beginning Saturday afternoon:
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
The storm is predicted to bring steady rain starting Saturday afternoon and lasting through Sunday morning. Between two to three inches of rain is expected to fall, with as many as four inches in isolated locations. The Weather Service also warns “significant urban and poor drainage flooding” could occur as a result of the storm.