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Jose Threat Downgraded In Fairfield County, But Rain, Floods Still Likely

Hurricane Jose has moved east a bit, lessening its impact on Fairfield County, but the threat of winds, rain and flooding is still possible
Hurricane Jose has moved east a bit, lessening its impact on Fairfield County, but the threat of winds, rain and flooding is still possible Photo Credit: National Weather Service

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Tropical Storm Watch for Fairfield County may have been dropped as a result of Hurricane Jose moving east, but the area is still expected to see rain, as well as the possibility of strong winds and some coastal flooding on Tuesday into Wednesday.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect in southern Fairfield County Tuesday morning until noon, and will be in effect again from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding can be most expected in vulnerable coastal areas along Long Island Sound near the waterfront and shoreline.

Expect one to possibly two feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront could experience shallow flooding.

Showers are likely to hit all of Fairfield County during the day on Tuesday and into the evening. The chance of precipitation is around 65 percent for the county during the day. The high will be around 72.

It will also be breezy, but there is a potential for winds between 39 and 57 mph. High winds could cause damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds and unanchored mobile homes, and lightweight objects that are unsecured could be blown about. Tree limbs could be broken off, and a few trees could be snapped or uprooted, with greater numbers in areas where trees are shallow rooted.

Some roads may be impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places, and there could be hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. The high winds could also potentially cause scattered power and communications outages.

Tuesday night there is a continued chance of showers, and the low will be around 65. Rain is likely to continue into Wednesday morning, otherwise the day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 76. The skies will begin to clear up beginning Wednesday night, when the low will be around 65.

The sun will be back on Thursday, which is expected to be sunny with a high near 81. Thursday night will be cloudy, with a low around 60. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high around 77.

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