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Forecasters: Prepare for heavy rain

29 October 2017

Parts of CT could see heavy rain and strong, potentially damaging wind on Sunday.

The region, particularly northwestern CT, may experience moderate to heavy rain of about 2 to 4 inches on Sunday as a "rapidly-intensifying cyclone" tracks from just off the Carolina coast to near New York City, the service says.

Large portions of the forecast area, including northern CT and Rhode Island, are also under a flash-flood watch, with moderate to heavy rain predicted at times.

A Flash Food Watch is in effect Sunday morning into Monday morning. We will also be under a HIGH WIND WARNING at 8:00am Monday morning until 5:00pm Monday evening.

The weather service forecasts Greenville will receive less than an inch of rain. However, although the winds at, say, 2,000 feet, will be quite strong, that strength may not mix down to the surface, so we're more likely to see winds in the 15-30 miles per hour range along the coastline.

Sunday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Wind damage and scattered power outages will be likely.

As the area of low pressure moves into northern New England Monday afternoon, our wind direction changes but will stay strong.

The potential for flooding in the area is higher because of the rainfall from this past week. 1-3 inches of rain is likely, with the potential for 4"+". Many tree limbs are still retaining leaves, which will add surface area for the winds to affect, making these branches a hazard to any nearby wires. Ahead of this front, we are breezy with a southeast wind of 10-20mph and gusts to 30. You can also track the rain using Interactive Radar.

Temperatures in the low 60s are forecast for later in the week. Sunday night will be windy and turning cooler with periods of rain, some heavy in the evening, gradually tapering off late.

Forecasters: Prepare for heavy rain