Severe Weather Threat Has Ended
By Stephen Gode on September 18, 2012, 11:23pm
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Final Update: The threat for severe weather across the state has diminished. No more new watches/warnings will be posted, and all of the strong storms have moved out. Expect quiet weather lasting into the weekend!
11:45 PM Update: Severe thunderstorm warnings are still up for Windham, and New London Counties until 12:15 and will likely expire when they're up. We still have a high wind warning, and severe thunderstorm watch in effect, but we shouldn't have anything to worry about there. Heavy rain and gusty winds are still happening along the I-395 corridor and points west. Much of Western CT is rain-free now!
11:25 PM Update: Only two severe thunderstorm warnings are left in CT. One in Middlesex County and one in New London County until 11:45. There is also an areal flood advisory for those 2 counties until 12:15 am.
10:55 PM Update: Severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for Middlesex and New London Counties until 11:45. No other warnings have expired at this time.
10:40 PM Update: Tornado watch has been canceled for most of the state, with the exception of Middlesex and New London Counties. Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Fairfield, all of New Haven and Middlesex Counties until 11:15 PM. Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Western New Haven, Middlesex, Hartford, Tolland, and some of Windham Counties until 11:15PM. The line of storms has weakened a bit, but we're still getting lots of reports of wires/trees down across the state. from Madison to Killingworth, north to Haddam and farther north to Colechester and Columbia. The heavy stuff is also reaching Mansfield and Willington and approaching Union.
10:10 PM Update: Heavy rain has passed east of I-91 across the state. The heaviest rain is falling from Branford, north to Durham and Middletown, and farther north to Manchester and Somers. Rainfall rates are inches per hour along this line, so even if it's not flooding currently, it can become flooded very fast! Current severe thunderstorm warnings are around I-91 in Tolland, Hartford, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties.
9:45 PM Update: Torrential rain falling in Waterbury now...going to be moving into New Haven and points north to Hartford within a few minutes. Hearing about wind gusts of 50mph+ just west of I-91, so strong winds are still a threat. We also have a flash flood warning for Fairfield, Middlesex, and New London Counties.
9:20 PM Update: Severe thunderstorm warning area: Storms west of this area has passed, but for people living East of I-91, heavy rain and winds are moving towards you.
9 PM Update: The line of storms is just entering Bridgeport north to Waterbury and farther north to Burlington. Storms will dump very heavy rain and have gusty winds associated with them. Moving really quickly from the SSW. An aerial flood advisory has been issued for Middlesex and New Haven Counties until 10:30 PM
8:43 PM Update: Tornado watch has just been canceled for Litchfield County, but all other watches/warnings are still in effect. Strong line of storms stretching from Stamford north to Middlebury and farther north through Litchfield and Norfolk. All towns from Colebrook south to Winchester and south to Waterbury, and points south to Fairfield should expect very heavy rain and gusty winds shortly.
8:23 PM Update: A severe thunderstorm warning has just been issued for Litchfield County, Hartford County, and parts of Tolland County with a storm capable of 60 mph winds. It's moving at 50 mph right now. We also have an aerial flood advisory out until 9:15 pm for Fairfield/New Haven Counties.
8:08 PM Update: The line of strong storms have finally make their way into the Connecticut panhandle, and we're seeing very heavy rain, and seeing strong winds associated with the storm in Southwestern CT. Severe thunderstorm warning is still out, but these storms haven't produced much damage to the west as they moved into our state. The norther part of the line is starting to move into Salisbury right now also. No severe t-storm/tornado warnings have been issued up there. All of these storms appear to be weakening as they cross into CT.
7:55 PM Update- A severe thunderstorm watch has now been issued until 3am for Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties. We still have a severe thunderstorm warning for Fairfield County until 8:30, and the main line of storms are about to move into the state (within half an hour). The tornado watch has also now been extended to include Middlesex and New London Counties until 11 PM.
7:42 pm update- A severe t-storm warning has been issued for Fairfield County until 8:30 PM. Storm could produce 60 mph winds, and is moving about 50 mph.
7:30 pm update: Storms starting to make their way into the state. As of right now, there is a very quick moving storm in Northwestern CT. This storm is estimated to be moving incredibly fast as it passes Northeast. This is the first storm in the line that will move across the state. As of right now, no severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, but a high wind warning has been issued for all of Northern CT.
We'll continue to update this slideshow as more information comes out.
The unsettle weather continues across the state of Connecticut. There is a threat for wind damage, flooding, isolated tornadoes, and hail. This slideshow will go into detail for the chances of each.