Report by Paula Antolini, October 26, 2021, 4:16PM EDT
The National Weather Forecast has a FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.
A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur through early this afternoon. Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.
Flash Flood Watch in effect for entire area Today.
–2 to 5”, with locally 5 to 6” of rain for portions of the region.
–Locally moderate urban and poor drainage flash flooding possible.
–Minor to moderate small river and stream flooding likely.
–Strong winds across coastal portions of the region Today into Wednesday.
–Minor coastal flooding, with a few pockets of Moderate coastal flooding possible during times of high tide today.
–Gale to Storm conditions on the nearshore waters today into Wednesday.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Flood Advisory for… Fairfield County in southern Connecticut… New Haven County in southern Connecticut… East Central Orange County in southeastern New York… Putnam County in southeastern New York… Rockland County in southeastern New York… Westchester County in southeastern New York… Until 545 PM EDT.
At 336 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain have fallen.
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden, White Plains, Milford, Middletown, Wallingford, Shelton, Naugatuck, Port Chester, Newburgh, Ossining, Peekskill, Guilford, Southbury and New Canaan.
Additional rainfall amounts of a half inch to 1.50 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
Latest Wind Reports from Coastal Storm:
HIGHEST WIND REPORTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS…
LOCATION SPEED TIME/DATE PROVIDER
GREENWICH 54 MPH 1100 AM 10/26 CWOP
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 48 MPH 1116 AM 10/26 ASOS
FAIRFIELD 47 MPH 1116 AM 10/26 CWOP
NORWALK 47 MPH 1132 AM 10/26 CWOP
FAIRFIELD 45 MPH 1045 AM 10/26 CWOP
BRIDGEPORT 41 MPH 0954 AM 10/26 NOS-NWLON
WHITE PLAINS AIRPORT 40 MPH 1106 AM 10/26 ASOS
1 ESE NORWALK 60 MPH 1102 AM 10/26 WXFLOW
2 S GROTON 54 MPH 0810 AM 10/26 NDBC
BREAKWATER 48 MPH 1040 AM 10/26 WXFLOW
9 S GUILFORD 47 MPH 1100 AM 10/26 NDBC
RAINFALL REPORTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS…
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER
ARMONK 3.38 IN 1105 AM 10/26 CWOP
STAMFORD 3.25 IN 1105 AM 10/26 AWS
DANBURY 3.24 IN 1102 AM 10/26 CWOP
GREENWICH 3.24 IN 1110 AM 10/26 AWS
3 N NEW CANAAN 2.41 IN 1110 AM 10/26 AWS
BRIDGEPORT 2.20 IN 1101 AM 10/26 CWOP
STAMFORD 2.19 IN 1106 AM 10/26 CWOP
DANBURY 2.12 IN 1109 AM 10/26 CWOP
DANBURY AIRPORT 2.02 IN 1053 AM 10/26 ASOS
WESTPORT 2.00 IN 1100 AM 10/26 CWOP
FAIRFIELD 1.98 IN 1105 AM 10/26 CWOP
1 WSW BRIDGEPORT 1.82 IN 1100 AM 10/26 PUBLIC
SHELTON 1.66 IN 1105 AM 10/26 AWS
RIDGEFIELD 1.50 IN 1110 AM 10/26 AWS
BROOKFIELD 1.49 IN 1110 AM 10/26 AWS
REDDING 1.47 IN 1105 AM 10/26 CWOP
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 1.47 IN 1112 AM 10/26 ASOS
GREENWICH 1.44 IN 1100 AM 10/26 CWOP
DANBURY 1.39 IN 1108 AM 10/26 CWOP
OLD GREENWICH 1.35 IN 0800 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
STRATFORD 1.27 IN 1110 AM 10/26 AWS
FAIRFIELD 1.25 IN 1111 AM 10/26 AWS
NORWALK 1.22 IN 0800 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
NEW CANAAN 1.20 IN 0800 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
BETHEL 1.12 IN 0730 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
DARIEN 3.6 N 1.05 IN 0827 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
BETHEL 4.5 SSE 1.00 IN 0752 AM 10/26 COCORAHS
Showers. High near 60. Northeast wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Showers, mainly before 3am. Low around 50. North wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. North wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Rain likely after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Rain. Low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
A 40 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Partly sunny, with a high near 57.