Report by Paula Antolini
May 5, 2017 1:12PM EDT
NWS Weather Forecast for Bethel: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Possible Into Weekend and Beyond, But Minimal Flooding for Our Area
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts rain and possibly a thunderstorm for today and tonight before 3:00 a.m. then more rain likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Steady temperature around 52. East wind 15 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Patchy fog. Temperature rising to around 59 by 10pm. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
View full 7-day forecast below.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a Flash Flood Warning for... Fairfield County in southern Connecticut... Central Westchester County in southeastern New York... Until 500 PM EDT. *****
Hazardous weather report:
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. There is potential for some minor poor drainage flooding in low lying areas today. There is a marginal to slight risk for flash flooding. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
Flash Flood Warning
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service New York NY 159 PM EDT FRI MAY 5 2017 The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Fairfield County in southern Connecticut... Central Westchester County in southeastern New York... * Until 500 PM EDT * At 157 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated rain and embedded thunderstorms producing heavy rain moving into the warned area. 2 to 3 inches of rain has fallen just west of the area. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Milford, Shelton, New Canaan, Newtown, Fairfield, Greenwich, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, Ridgefield, Darien and Monroe. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. && LAT...LON 4139 7318 4138 7316 4135 7313 4126 7309 4119 7312 4117 7310 4115 7310 4114 7313 4115 7319 4111 7326 4112 7329 4110 7334 4105 7338 4104 7342 4105 7344 4101 7352 4101 7360 4099 7364 4117 7380 4141 7319