New Canaan forecast: Rain onslaught triggers flood warning
Published 5:41 am, Wednesday, May 18, 2011
After a night of periodic downpours and more rain predicted today in southwestern Connecticut, the National Weather Service is warning about the potential for flooding.
Both a coastal flood advisory and flood watch are in effect for the region from about 11 p.m. tonight through tomorrow.
The potential for flooding is the result of another day when the NWS says the region will be drenched by more rain -- possibly thunderstorms as well. The daytime high temperature will reach about 60 degrees and there will be an east wind registering up to 16 mph.
More rain -- some of it heavy -- is in the forecast tonight as the temperature falls to about 56 degrees.
Showers are likely tomorrow, with the potential for thunderstorms after noon. The day's high temperature will be in the mid-60s and the wind will be from the east around 10 mph. More precipitation is in the offing tomorrow night, with a low temperature of about 57 degrees.
On Friday, there is a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. The temperature is expected to rise to the mid-60s.
The shower cycle rolls again Saturday, with a high near 65 degrees.
By Sunday, the weather service predicts there's a chance that partly sunny skies may break the rainy onslaught.