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Heavy rain, coastal flooding in the forecast

September 25, 2018

The weather forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday is wet with a steady rain this afternoon and some coastal flooding.

A widespread rainfall between 1 to 2 inches is possible, the National Weather Service says.

“The rain will become steadier and heavier as the morning progresses, with locally heavy rainfall possible through the mid afternoon. Temperatures will be seasonable, in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Conditions will become increasingly humid as dew points rise into the 60s to around 70 by late this afternoon,” the NWS says.

“Rain will transition to showers tonight as the warm front pushes to the north of the tri-state. With a moist air mass in place, patchy fog ispossible. Temperatures will not drop much from highs today, with overnight lows in the middle 60s to around 70. Conditions will remain humid.”

A cold front moves in on Wednesday, continuing the chance for showers. There will be a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon, with the main threat being gusty winds and heavy rainfall.”

In its hourly forecast, the NWS says rain is most likely between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday. The highest probability of thunderstorms is from noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The Long Island shoreline in Fairfield County could also see tides up to 2 feet above astronomical during high tide. High tide Tuesday is around noon; for specific times. click here

The forecast

Today: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 67. East wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 8 p.m. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 8 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind around 7 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

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