In what is becoming a daily occurrence, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect today until 8 p.m. as part of a Hazardous Weather Outlook and the next few days don’t look much more promising.
According to the National Weather Service, in addition to the severe thunderstorm watch, Hamden and the New Haven region also is under a flash flood watch through tonight that means that conditions may lead to flash flooding. That could likely be upgraded to a flash flood warning, according to the NWS, which makes “a dangerous situation” more likely.
According to the NWS:
Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move across the region ahead of a cold front this afternoon through late Tuesday night. Due to the warma nd humid nature of this air mass, torential downpours are likely with storm total rainfall amounts between two to three inches. Locally higher amounts can be expected, increasing the flash flood potential.
The flash flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday as more rain is predicted for both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Here’s the NWS forecast:
Monday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 83. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 68. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Wednesday: A chance of showers before 9 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
The weather for Thursday, Friday and Saturday looks good, with highs in the 80s. The next chance of rain comes on Sunday, according to the NWS.