Wet, Windy Wednesday, Weather Service Warns

As much as three inches of rain is possible on Wednesday in Southern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service, with the chance of precipitation in New Canaan 100%.

Rain, fast and hard, with winds gusting to as much as 33 mph, may be coming   Wednesday, so if you take the umbrella, remember to hold it tight.

The National Weather Service says that there's a 100 percent chance of rain in New Canaan on Wednesday, with 1 to 2 inches "possible" according to the forecast, but "probable" according to the "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for the region.

A "heavier band of 2-3 inches [is] possible," according to the Hazardous Weather Outlook for southern Connecticut and the New York metropolitan region, which also states:

"Significant urban and small-stream flooding is possible where the heavy rain band sets up. East winds are forecast to increase to 15-25 mph, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph resulting in tidal departures from 1.5 to 2.5 feet above normal. This may cause some minor tidal flooding during the times of high tide Wednesday afternoon. This surge could be exacerbated in western Long Island Sound by wave action."

According to the specific New Canaan forecast, the chance of rain this evening is 30 percent, with the probability during the daytime on Wednesday is 100 percent, shifting to 80 percent tomorrow night. Winds are expected to be 8 to 17 mph during the day, increasing to 10 to 18 by night.

Thursday calls for a lingering chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. The winds will be between 9 and 18 mph. 


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