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Wednesday, August 15 Local

Heavy rains could lead to flooding this weekend

Flooding could result in parts of southern Connecticut due to possible heavy rain overnight Saturday and into Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service is forecasting moderate to heavy rains that could produce flooding in urban areas and areas with poor drainage over the weekend. As a result, a hazardous weather outlook was put into effect for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.

Light rains are expected to begin around 11 a.m. Saturday, with the intensity of the rain likely to pick up around 6 p.m. Heavy rains are expected to continue until about 5 p.m. Sunday, which the NWS predicts could result in as much as an inch-and-a-half of rain accumulation.

“There is also a low chance for minor flooding on some of the flashier rivers and streams across

northeast New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and southern Connecticut,” said the NWS.

There is a 100 percent chance of precipitation for rain Saturday night into Sunday, according to the forecast.

Temperatures are expected to a high of 47 and a low of 44 on Saturday, and highs of 48 and lows of 38 on Sunday.

Here is the complete forecast for the weekend:

Today: A slight chance of snow showers before 7 a.m., then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog. Steady temperature around 44. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday: Rain. Patchy fog. High near 48. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday Night: Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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