Report by Paula Antolini, September 1, 2021, 8:01PM EDT
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the following Connecticut Counties: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London, in effect until 1:00AM Thursday.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued by the NWS until 10:00 PM EDT for:
Fairfield County in southern Connecticut…
Bronx County in southeastern New York…
Kings (Brooklyn) County in southeastern New York…
Nassau County in southeastern New York…
New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York…
Putnam County in southeastern New York…
Queens County in southeastern New York…
Rockland County in southeastern New York…
Western Suffolk County in southeastern New York…
Westchester County in southeastern New York…
Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
Some locations that will experience flash flooding include: Islip, Jamaica, Yonkers, Bridgeport, Stamford, Flatbush, Norwalk, Danbury, New Rochelle, Flushing, Brentwood, White Plains, Mott Haven, Levittown, East Tremont, Freeport, Shelton, Valley Stream, Commack and New City.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwest Suffolk-Northeast Suffolk-Southwest Suffolk-Southeast Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-SouthernQueens-Southern Nassau-
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
The Flash Flood Watch continues for: Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk.
The remnants of Ida as a post-tropical low will move near Long Island late tonight into early Thursday. This approaching post-tropical low will allow for deep tropical moisture along the Middle Atlantic and Northeast to produce heavy rain showers this morning through early Thursday morning. The heaviest of the rain showers are expected late this afternoon through tonight. The rainfall should begin to taper off Thursday morning into the early afternoon from west to east. A widespread 3 to 6 inches of rain is forecast with locally higher amounts likely. This rainfall combined with wet antecedent conditions will likely lead to flash flooding. Flooding of fast responding rivers and streams is likely, with potential flooding of main stem rivers as well that could linger into the day Thursday.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 59. North wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 3 and 4 inches possible.
Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
A 30 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.