FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A flash flood warning was issued for Fairfield County until 7 p.m. Monday as scattered heavy rains continued across the area, the National Weather Service announced.
Labor Day, the unofficial last day of summer, was turning out to be rainy, humid and stormy. An area of slow-moving thunderstorms extended across Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, producing heavy downpours, the weather service said.
Rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour were possible along with lightning and strong winds, the weather service said. Flash flooding was expected across parts of the area. Flooding may be seen in urban areas, low-lying areas and near small streams due to heavy rain and/or poor drainage.
Do not drive into areas where water covers the roadway, the weather service warns. Turn around and find another route.