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Downpours Could Cause Flooding This Evening

Downpours are in the forecast this afternoon, and some parts of the state will experience flooding problems as a result. (Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

Downpours are moving across the state this evening, along with some thunder, and parts of Connecticut could see some flooding as a result.

A flash food watch has been issued for northeastern Connecticut until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The very latest flash flood guidance indicates it would take 2 to 3 inches of rain in three hours to cause flooding issues in Connecticut.

The greatest concern for localized flooding is in southern Connecticut, including the cities of Bridgeport, New Haven and New London. This is where the most widespread rain is expected.

The chance of severe weather is isolated, and we're not likely to see severe weather in any other part of the state, according to First Alert Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

The weather will improve Thursday as the cold front moves out. Not only will the humidity tick down, but we'll see sunny skies with temperatures within a few degrees of 80.

Friday continues the late-week trend of nice weather. An abundance of sun will make for a great finish to the work week, with temperatures in the lower-80s.

Tim McGraw takes the stage at the Xfinity Theatre at 8 p.m. Temperatures will be falling quickly through the 70s, with mainly clear skies.

True summer weather looks to arrive this weekend. Indications are that dew points surge into the mid-70s, which translates into an oppressive humidity reading.

Each weekend day has the chance of a thunderstorm with the soupy air in place. Temperatures will in the 80s for all, perhaps near 90 degrees for inland locations on Sunday.

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