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More rain with a flash flood watch

September 28, 2018

Yes, that was rain you woke up to Friday morning.

More rain.

Three days after Connecticut received up to 8 inches of rain, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until noon on Friday.

Litchfield County also has a flood warning because of the rising Housatonic River near Falls Village.

“A low pressure approaches from the Mid Atlantic region passing over or just south of New York City and Long Island this morning,” the NWS says. “Rainfall associated with this system could become heavy at times during the morning commute. Rainfall of at least 3/4 to 1 inch is expected, with locally higher amounts up to 2 inches.”

As for the flooding warning, the NWS says the Housatonic River is forecast to rise above flood stage by 8 a.m. Friday and continue to rise to near 7.1 feet by 2 p.m. Friday. The river is forecast to fall below flood stage after 2 a.m. Saturday.

The Housatonic flooding impact: The park above Falls Village Dam begins to flood, and water reaches the fields of White Hollow Farms near Limerock Road, and is at the edge of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School fields.

The rain will taper to scattered showers Friday afternoon from west to east.

The good news?

A nice weekend with sunny skies and fall-like temperatures in the upper 60s during the day and dipping into the low 50s and upper 40s at night.

And ... no rain is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

The forecast

Friday: Rain before noon, then scattered showers after noon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 57. North wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light and variable wind.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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