STORM WATCH: Stormy weather expected Sunday night into Monday may cause flooding

The News 12 Storm Watch Team says to expect increasingly cloudy skies.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2023, 12:51 PM

Updated 155 days ago

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All alerts are for Sunday night into Monday.
A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for areas south of the Merritt Parkway along the Long Island Sound shoreline for flooding up to 3 feet above ground level during the high tide cycle Sunday night and Monday afternoon. This is considered moderate. Please monitor areas in Stamford, such as Weed Avenue or Water Street in Norwalk. Consider embankments along the Saugatuck River as well.
High Wind Watch is in effect for communities south of the Merritt Parkway for gusts in excess of 50-60 mph, knocking out power and tipping over trees.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the rest of the area for gusts in excess of 30-45 mph.
A Flood Watch is in effect for widespread flash flooding and area flooding due to 2-3 inches or more of rainfall.
FORECAST:
Mild tonight with a low near 50 degrees. Temperatures remain in the 50s through Sunday and Monday before getting kicked to the mid-40s for the rest of next week. Stormy weather impacts western Connecticut with 2-3 inches or more of torrential rainfall Sunday night into Monday.
Gusts near 50-60 mph along the Fairfield and New Haven shoreline - 20-30 mph elsewhere. Rainfall starts as showers from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. before torrential downpours overnight into Monday morning’s commute.
Rain lingers into the late morning on Monday, making for a dangerous travel situation for the morning commute. Shoreline flooding is an issue for the Sunday and Monday high tide cycles, causing waterfront flooding. Weather improves Monday by 5 p.m. and clears overnight.
Rogue flurries are expected on Tuesday afternoon with leftover energy from this storm but this should not be an issue. Let’s call them “mood flakes” to put us in the festive holiday mood. It remains quiet through Christmas.


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