As rain keeps falling, coastal flood warning issued
Updated 11:59 am, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
As rain keeps falling on Fairfield and the rest of southwestern Connecticut at midday, the National Weather Services has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for the region and warns of possible coastal flooding at high tide later today.
The stormy conditions may also cause patchy foggy to settle in parts of the region. The high temperature for the day is expected to reach the low-60s, with east winds between 9 and 17 mph. New rainfall amounts could be at least 1 and 2 inches.
The heavy rain could cause some coastal flooding in the area at the time of high tide, roughly 4:45 p.m. today.
Showers should continue tonight, before easing early Thursday. There will be patchy fog as the temperature dips to the mid-50s, with an east wind between 9 and 15 mph.
Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 68 degrees, the NWS says. It will be breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 49 degrees and a southwest wind between 11 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high temperature is the low-60s.
And, Saturday, the weather service predicts, will also be mostly sunny, with a high near 59 degrees.