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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.

Noah's Ark, part of an engraving by Gustave Doré.
Noah's Ark, part of an engraving by Gustave Doré.

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."


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