Load Animals 2 by 2? Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory
Well, no it's not that bad (fingers crossed), but there's a good chance of flooding of one type or another from tonight through Thursday.
Written by David Gurliacci.
The forecast for southern Fairfield County includes falling rain, and if you're near a body of water, perhaps flooding, the National Weather Service says.
The weather service has issued a "Coastal Flood Advisory" for southern Fairfield County from 11 p.m. Tuesday night until 2 a.m. Wednesday. The federal agency has also issued a "Flood Watch" from 2 p.m. Wednesday through noon on Thursday.
And for good measure, the weather service has piled a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" on top of all that, for good measure.
According to the Flood Watch:
"Rain with an approaching frontal system should become heavy at times by late day Wednesday. Flooding of urban, low-lying and poor-drainage areas is possible as early as the Wednesday evening rush hour, with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected by that time.
"As the heavy rain continues Wednesday night, storm total rainfall will increase to 3 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts, increasing the threat of widespread, significant urban low-lying and poor-drainage flooding, as well as flooding of small streams and rivers."
According to the "Coastal Flood Advisory," minor flooding may occur Tuesday night into the wee hours Wednesday:
"Tidal departures: From 1 to 2 feet above astronomical [normal] tides [...] from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. Wednesday. [...] Impacts: Minor inundation of low-lying areas, including poor-drainage areas."