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NWS Has Issued a Flash Flood Warning and Flood Watch for Areas of CT

Report by Paula Antolini, December 21, 2018, 11:44AM AM EDT

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southern Fairfield County in southern Connecticut and New Haven County in southern Connecticut until 2:45 PM EST.

* At 1051 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the
warned area. Generally 1 to 2 inches of rain have fallen. A band
of heavy rain, oriented north to south and extending through the
Atlantic Ocean, is estimated to be producing rainfall rates of 1
to 1 1/2 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin
shortly. This rainfall will also be falling during high tide on
Long Island Sound and may exacerate flooding at the immediate
coast.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Meriden,
Milford, Wallingford, Shelton, Naugatuck, Guilford, Southbury, New
Canaan, Wolcott and Newtown.Recommended actionsPlease 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.ready.gov

Tips from ready.gov

Before:

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.
  • Consider installing “check valves” to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.
  • If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds.

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FLOOD WATCH THROUGH LATE TONIGHT:

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)-Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau- 326 AM EST Fri Dec 21 2018

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FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

The 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), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* Through late tonight

* An area of low pressure moving up the spine of the Appalachians will result in a widespread 2 to 3 inch rainfall across the region. Locally higher amounts around 4 inches are possible. Rainfall may be heavy at times.

* The heavy rain will result in the potential for flooding of urban, low lying, and poor drainage areas. Minor river flooding is expected on fast responding streams. The Passaic River at Pine Brook is forecast to go into moderate flooding tonight. In addition, flooding concerns could be exacerbated along the coast at times of high tide.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Western Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester- 1123 AM EST Fri Dec 21 2018

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Flood Watch.

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Flood Warning

Fairfield CT-Westchester NY-Rockland NY-

1109 AM EST FRI DEC 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a Flood Warning for…Southern Fairfield County in southern Connecticut…Westchester County in southeastern New York…Rockland County in southeastern New York…Until 100 PM EST.

* At 1105 AM EST, Reports of flooding on the Bronx River Parkway, Taconic River Parkway and Sprain River Parkway have been reported with road closures on portions of these roads. Generally 1 to 2 inches of rainfall has already fallen with additional rainfall of between 1/2 and 1 inch expected through 1 pm. This is expected to result in additional flooding in these areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Yonkers, Stamford, Norwalk, New Rochelle, White Plains, Port Chester, Ossining, New Canaan, Rye, Tarrytown, Mount Kisco, Dobbs Ferry, Nyack, Tappan and Greenwich.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog. Temperature falling to around 58 by 5pm. South wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Christmas Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

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