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Friday, August 28, 2009

More Like Rainstorm Danny

Wind impacts look minimal as Danny scoots just east of Cape Cod Saturday night. By that time Danny will either be a tropical storm or an extratropical storm (a storm that has lost it's tropical characteristics and looks more like--say, a nor'easter).

This will be a rain event more than anything else. BUT we could see LOTS of rain tonight and tomorrow with 2-4" expected with localized higher amounts. Flooding could be an issue for many places!

So the forecast for CT on Saturday: Rain, heavy at times, tapering off late in the afternoon. Bottom-line, a great day to stay inside and watch a movie/read a book. Sorry but it looks like the basement could flood with this one!

Here is the latest data from the National Hurricane Center and other info on the tropics!

FOX61 Storm Central is a great resource too with easy to follow graphics/information.

There is a Flood Watch in effect for the state tonight through Saturday afternoon. This is the statement issued by the NWS:

"Periods of heavier rain are anticipated later tonight that could bring flash flooding to the area as early as tonight. Additional rains... heavy at times... more directly associated with Danny are expected for Saturday. This will bring a continued threat for small stream and urban flooding. Event rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected... with localized higher totals.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop."

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