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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Super Soaker

Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall early this evening near the Big Bend area on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Andrea will increase in forward speed tonight and ride up the east coast, combining with another storm to bring Connecticut waves of rain tonight through early Saturday.
A Flood Watch has been issued for the entire state with 2”-4” of rain forecast.  Rain will come down heavy at times with rainfall rates up to 1”-2” per hour. That means small streams and creeks could rise rapidly. Poor drainage areas, low lying areas and basements are also susceptible to flooding. The main stem rivers should remain in their banks.  If flooding does occur for larger rivers like the Connecticut and Housatonic, it should be very minor.

Rain will come down off and on tonight and Friday. The heaviest will fall Friday night.  Rain moves out Saturday morning followed by some clearing. A lingering shower is possible in the afternoon.

Wind is not expected to be an issue with this storm.  Minor coastal flooding is possible during Friday night’s high tide.  Tidal departures will remain around or below two feet. Once again, the main impact will be heavy rain and street flooding.

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