Severe thunderstorms warn of flooding for southern CT on Wednesday

Hurricane Lee is now a Category 3 storm, and here are new updates on the storm’s expected track and impacts on southern Connecticut.

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SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT — There is a “marginal risk of severe thunderstorms with the potential for damaging winds as well as a brief tornado Wednesday into Wednesday night,” the National Weather Service said.

A flood warning was also issued from Wednesday morning until late Wednesday night.


“Showers and thunderstorms will produce heavy rain that may result in rainfall rates of up to 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. Areas that receive multiple rounds of rain and thunderstorms with heavy rain have a chance of flash flooding in low-lying areas, poor drainage and urban areas.” Regions.”

Schedule via the National Weather Service:

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8 a.m. Some storms may bring gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 74. South wind 5 to 9 mph. The probability of rain is 100%. New rainfall amounts could range from three-quarters to one inch.

Wednesday night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are possible before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Some storms may bring gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight. The probability of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch are possible.

The latest on Hurricane Lee’s path and potential impacts via WFSB TV 3

“The latest track from the National Hurricane Center has shifted Lee slightly east. The ‘cone of uncertainty’ no longer includes parts of southern New England,” wrote WFSB-TV 3 meteorologists Mark Dixon and Melissa Cole.

“Even though this storm is very close, we will still have some impacts locally. For now, we can expect increasing winds and high clouds Friday into Friday night. Saturday will be a windy and mostly cloudy day with temperatures in the 70s.” With the track back west, we could be dealing with tropical storm force winds and the possibility of rain on Saturday, especially over the eastern third of the state. “At this time, a westward shift does not appear likely, based on recent model data.” (Read/watch more on WFSB TV 3).

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