Heavy rain moves in later today, some coastal flooding
A heavy and steady rain is in the forecast for the first full day of spring.
The National Weather Service says the heaviest rain is expected in the late afternoon and evening.
Rainfall amounts between three-quarters to 1.5 inches are possible in western Connecticut. Areas in eastern Connecticut will have between a half to an inch of rain.
“Rain will overspreadwestern sections during this morning, and then gradually work northeast by late in the afternoon.,” the NWS says. “The rain will be steadiest towards the afternoon and into the evening.”
Northwest Connecticut could see some snow mixed in on Friday with little accumulation.
The hourly forecast has the best chance of rain between 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m Friday.
The NWS has also posted a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Long Island Sound shoreline with high tide expected to be up to a foot above normal. “There is a low threat of property damage. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline,” according to the advisory.
To see specific tide times, click here
Iy will be breezy and seasonably cool with highs mainly in the middle and upper 40s.
The rain will continue into the evening, along with a few rumbles of thunder possible.
The rain will taper off late tonight and into early Friday morning as the storm system moves quickly to the north.
To track the rain on radar, click here
By Friday morning. drier air will begin to move into theregion with only some scattered showers remaining, and confined mainly to northern sections later in the day.
Temperatures will range from the middle 40s to around 50.
The winds will increase late on Friday and into Friday night as the region will be in-between low pressure to our north and high pressure back to our west.
This will lead to dry and windy conditions into the start of the weekend as temperatures will average close to normal.
While Connecticut will see just rain, the storm is expected to dump heavy snow farther north into the Berkshires, Catskills, Adirondacks and Vermont. Click here for projected snowfall amounts in northern New England and New York
Today: Rain likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain before 9 p.m., then rain and possibly a thunderstorm between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., then rain likely after 3 a.m. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Low around 42. East wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday: A chance of rain before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers after 9 a.m. Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. West wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 55.