After wet weekend, how much rain did we get?
Streams and rivers are running high Monday morning following our weekend washout.
The biggest area of concern was in central Litchfield County where a flood advisory remained in effect until 7:30 a.m. Monday. A portion of Schaghticoke Road flooded, in the Schaghticoke Indian Reservation, approximately one half-mile north of Bulls Bridge, near Kent.
The National Weather Services says “a cold front will move east of the area today, with a return to more seasonable temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. There will be a slight chance of showers across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut this morning into the afternoon, but in general drier conditions will settle across the area as high pressure builds eastward.
“Seasonable conditions will continue tonight into Tuesday, with lows in the teens to mid 20s, and highs on Tuesday in the 30s.”
With the temperature falling below freezing Monday night any standing water could ice up.
Late Sunday, the NWS issued the following rainfall totals:
Westport: 1.85 inches
Norwalk: 1.70 inches
Trumbull: 1. 67 inches
Sikorsky Memorial Airport: 1.61 inches
Stamford: 1.56 inches
Danbury: 1.46 inches
Bethel: 1.33 inches
Fairfield and Shelton: 1.28 inches
New Canaan: 1.11 inches
New Haven County:
Orange: 2.04 inches
Milford: 2.01 inches
New Haven: 1.99 inches
Cheshire: 1.92 inches
Ansonia: 1.84 inches
Tweed-New Haven Airport in East Haven: 1.38 inches
Seymour: 1.22 inches
More more Connecticut rainfall totals, click HERE
For northern CT and Massachusetts and Rhode Island totals HERE
According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford has had 4.11 inches or rain this month - about three inches higher than normal.
Danbury airport had received 2.54 inches this month; the normal amount for this time of month is .85 of an inch.
Next chance of rain is Wednesday night into Thursday.
Today: Cloudy, then gradual clearing during the afternoon, with a temperature falling to around 38 by 9am. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 22. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
The longer range outlook from the Climate Prediction Center favors above average temperatures and precipitation for the Northeast.