Updated: Oct. 7, 5:10 p.m. The tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service expired at 5 p.m. without incident. However, there is now a severe thunderstorm watch for southern Connecticut including Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties until 10 p.m. Monday. That watch also is in effect for Long Island.
Updated: Oct. 7, 4:35 p.m.; A wind-driven rain is pelting central Greenwich. The skies are darkened with storm clouds from Greenwich Town Hall south to Grass Island Marina overlooking Greenwich Harbor.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the Greenwich region that is effect until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
According to the NWS, there is a possibility of tornadoes from upstate New York, south through the Hudson Valley and east into Connecticut and the coastal regions. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
A strong cold front will be moving across the region this afternoon through this evening, bringing heavy rains and damaging winds, according to the NWS. Between a half-inch and an inch of rain is expected from the cold front which could cause flooding in low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage.
The weather service also is forecasting minor coastal flooding with Monday afternoon's high tides that are expected to be about a foot higher than the astronomical high tides.
Patch will provide updates as they become available from the NWS.