Heavy Rain Expected, Flood Watches In Effect Through Saturday

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flood watchA flood watch is in effect for Connecticut through Saturday morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move into southern New England.

A flood watch is in effect for all of Connecticut, said FoxCT meteorologist Joe Furey.

“Late today and into tonight is when the heavy tropical rainfalls will occur,” said Furey. “It’s not going to be too extreme this morning into early afternoon, just a plain old rainy day.”

Most areas can expect 2 to 4 inches of rain, but some could get higher amounts, according to FoxCT meteorologist Rachel Frank. Flooding could occur in some smaller rivers and lakes, but larger bodies of water won’t be greatly affected, she said.

“Rainfall amounts could be 1 to 2 inches per hour at times,” Frank said. “Small streams and creeks could rise rapidly.”

Poor drainage areas and low lying areas could experience flooding, including basements that typically flood, she said.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy cautioned residents about preparing for the weather.

“Hurricane season is indeed upon us, and our storm luck being what it is, residents should start to make preparations for inclement weather,” said Malloy in a statement Thursday.

The governor went on to say that people should take common-sense precautions and be aware of deteriorating conditions as the storm approaches.

Go to FoxCT.com/weather for radar images and the latest forecast.

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