[Updated] Tornado Watch in Effect Until 11 p.m for Ridgefield

Nasty weather is expected today: with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour or more, heavy rains storms and a chance for minor coastal flooding in some shoreline areas.

Updated, 4:05 p.m:

Weather.com has issued a tornado watch for much of Fairfield County this after noon at 3:45 p.m. The watch is expected to last until 11 p.m. as a storm bringing wind, rain and thunder rolls over Connecticut. 

As of 4:05 p.m, one percent of people in Ridgefield are without power, according to CL&P's outage map.

Original article

It appears that Mother Nature has at least one more severe weather event up her sleeve as the summer season comes to an end later this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Ridgefield as well as much of the the rest of the state.

The advisory will be in effect from noon today until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Downed Trees, Power Outages

Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 50 miles per hour or more, with sustained winds of some 20 to 30 miles per hour throughout the day today.

The weather service warns the high winds could lead to downed limbs and trees in, as well as scattered power outages.

"This potential will be enhanced in areas of heavy showers or thunderstorms," the meteorologists reported.

'Isolated Tornado' Possible

In a hazardous weather outlook alert also issued for today, the weather service warns today's storm system could also bring with it "heavy rainfall with isolated flash flooding."

"Local severe storms with damaging wind gusts and possibly an isolated tornado," the meterologists stated in their report, adding minor coastal flooding is also possible.

The nasty weather is expected to be at its height late this afternoon in to the early morning hours tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

Tomorrow the rain and the clouds are expected to clear out by the early afternoon, with a high in the low 70s

And Thursday is expected to be a clear last summer day: sunny and with a high of 69 — a weather trend that is expected to continue into at least Saturday night.

Windy_City September 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Oh no. Not again. I won't be able to stand it if we lose power again. We need to get rid of those trees near the power lines. The rules of civilization require this.
paul d. September 18, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I am starting to have battered child syndrome. Not a nice mother this time of year!


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