6 PM Update: Things Calm
By Sam Kantrow on August 10, 2012, 3:57pm
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6 PM Update: Thing's have calmed down. Warnings and watches are progressively being taken down and the likelihood of severe weather is becoming unlikely.
A severe thunderstorm is being tracked across northwestern Middlesex County and this storm has showed signs of rotation. No tornado has been confirmed, but strong, damaging winds are possible and a tornado may form.
The storm is over Durham and is heading towards Middlefield and Middletown.
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and refer to live, looping radar below:
Strong to severe thunderstorms are moving into southern CT.
Much of Fairfield County is getting hit by the storms now, but the city of New Haven and New Haven County will experience strong storms between now and 3:30 p.m.
Flooding rains and gusty winds are expected with these storms.
Additionally, more thunderstorms are being closely monitored across eastern Long Island. These storms pose a threat to Middlesex and New London Counties later this afternoon.
Thunderstorms are being monitored as they cross over Long Island and move into Long Island Sound. There have already been two separate Tornado Warnings for central Long Island and radar indicates some rotation in the atmosphere.
Strong to severe thunderstorms, associated with a mesoscale low to our south, will race towards the north-northeast over the next few hours. These storms will move into southeast Fairfield County and lower New Haven County.
Flooding rains and strong winds can be expected with these storms.
There have been no confirmed tornadoes, but additional tornadoes can form.
Southeastern CT should also monitor these storms.
As a mesoscale low pressure system is passing into central Long Island. Wrapped around the low are some intense thunderstorms. Strong winds and flooding rains are expected with these storms. As they move towards the north and north-northeast, they will approaching areas along the CT coastline.
Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, West Haven and New Haven will be the first to get hit by these storms.
Prepare for strong gusty winds and torrential rain causing near-zero visibility.
These storms will be relatively short-lived, but pack a punch.
With strong wind shear and rotation showing up on radar, there is a small possibility that these storms could potentially produce a couple of rain-wrapped tornadoes.
Showers and thunderstorms continue across northern CT, but the big batch of rain is now beginning to work into southwestern CT. Fairfield and New Haven Counties will be experiencing some heavy downpours very shortly.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible through 4 p.m., which will cause localized flooding. Flooding is the biggest concern in low-lying and flood-prone areas.
Flood Advisories are in effect for Litchfield, Hartford and Tolland Counties, but the anyone along and west of I-91, including Fairfield and New Haven Counties, should be prepared for possible flooding through 4 p.m.
The back edge of the rain is quickly approaching western Long Island, meaning that the rain may only last for a relatively short time in extreme southwestern CT.