The team of meteorologists here at NBC Connecticut continue to track a strong storm that will move into the state Sunday and continue into the early morning hours of Monday. The storm is expected to bring with it heavy rain which could result in flooding and strong winds which could cause tree damage. Check out the gallery below which shows the hour by hour forecast through the weekend in addition to the expected impacts from this storm system.
Our team of meteorologists have issued a First Alert Sunday into Monday morning for a strong storm that will bring heavy rain and gusty winds.
Flooding is a concern especially with the recent rainfall the state received. Parts of the state received over 5 inches of rain in the past 5 days.
Another 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected Sunday into early Monday morning. A few areas could experience slightly higher totals.
Flash flooding is a concern with this storm system. Now is a good time to check your gutters to make sure they're draining properly. The rivers are also starting to rise. We will keep an eye on all of the rivers. Small rivers and streams can rise rather quick.
In addition to the flooding threat there is also an increased threat for strong damaging winds. Winds could gust over 40 mph which would result in tree damage and could cause power outages around the state.
No weather issues are expected on Saturday. Skies will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the middle to upper 60s.
Clouds will be on the increase by the late afternoon and evening with an isolated sprinkle possible. Most of the state remains dry on Saturday.
Scattered showers enter the state first thing Sunday morning. Winds will also begin to pick up out of the southeast.
Rain will become more widespread by the afternoon and pickup in intensity. Wind gusts will also begin to increase.
The heaviest rain and strongest winds will likely be Sunday evening into the early morning hours on Monday. This is the time period where flash flooding is most likely.
Heavy downpours linger into the early morning hours with showers becoming more scattered by the late morning and afternoon.