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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Fairfield As Major Storm Nears

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire tristate area.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire tristate area. Photo Credit: National Weather Service
An intense storm will bring torrential rain and gusty winds that could bring down trees and cause power outages Sunday.
An intense storm will bring torrential rain and gusty winds that could bring down trees and cause power outages Sunday. Photo Credit: AccuWeather.com

This story has been updated.

The major storm that will bring Nor'easter-type conditions, including torrential downpours, to the tristate area on Sunday has resulted in a Flash Flood Watch being issued on Saturday.

The watch includes southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. It is in effect from noon Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, a very dangerous situation, the National Weather Service said in a statement, noting residents should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

The storm could dump as much as 4 inches of rainfall.

After a sunny day Saturday, the storm bringing heavy rain and gusty winds will move through the tristate region starting early Sunday morning, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight, and overnight rainfall of a half-inch possible.

A stormy Sunday, the fifth anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, will see showers and thunderstorms, with some of the storms producing heavy rain, with rainfall amounts of up to 2 inches possible during daylight hours.

Gusty winds of up to 28 miles per hour could bring down trees and cause power outages and be accompanied by flash flooding and locally severe storms.

Rain, which will be heavy at times, will continue Sunday night with another 1 to 2 inches possible.

Spotty showers will continue until around noontime Monday as the cold front passes through, bringing down temperatures. Monday's high will only be in the mid- to upper-50s with partly sunny skies in the afternoon,

Check back to Daily Voice for updates on the storm.

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