Storms, Heavy Rain Across CT

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By Quincy Vagell on October 4, 2012, 6:15pm

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Radar at 6:15 p.m. .

An area of very heavy rain and thunderstorms is moving thru Connecticut.

6:15 p.m. Heavy rain and a few thunderstorms are impacting NW CT and SW CT.  Flash flooding is possible over the next few hours, especially across Litchfield and lower Fairfield County. 

I am on the road up here in Torrington and there is a lot of ponding on the roads. The strongest storm is affecting the Merritt Parkway and I-95 from the NY border up towards Bridgeport. Use extreme caution on the roads as these storms are capable of dumping very heavy rain. 

I am reporting from the blue circle!

4:31 p.m.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms have now reached extreme western CT. This rain has a history of producing 1-2"/hr rainfall rates. As a result, Flash Flood Warnings are up in parts of NJ and NY.
Heavy rain and localized flooding is possible through 7 p.m., especially along and north of I-84 west of the CT River. As a result, a rough evening commute in those areas. Some embedded storms can produce lightning and gusty winds. 

Severe weather is not expected.

The rain will move across the state into the early evening hours. As the sun goes down and energy is lost, the thunderstorm activity is expected to diminish. With that said, most of the state will get a period of moderate to heavy rain, so keep the rain gear handy.

Stay tuned to for updates and refer the live radar below:

3:55 p.m.
A line of showers and thunderstorms stretches from the Capital District region of NY, down into the Hudson Valley and southward into NJ. The area of rain is moving from SW to NE and should reach western sections of CT between now and 5:30 p.m.
Heavy rainfall will cause a tricky evening commute, especially along I-84, Route 7 and Route 8 in western CT. Embedded thunderstorms will produce lightning and a few areas could have some brief wind gusts. Plan for extra travel time as roadways will become slick.

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