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Continued Heavy Rain Leads to Flood Watch for Area

Some 2 to 4 inches of rain — with locally higher amounts possible in some areas — expected to fall on the region now into tomorrow night.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southern Connecticut — including Fairfield and New Haven counties — now until Monday evening.

With heavy rains already falling over much of last night and early this morning, the weather service reported the region is expected to receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall over the next 36 hours, with locally higher amounts possible.

"This could result in flash flooding of urban areas and fast responding small streams and creeks," the meteorologists stated in their report.

The heavy rain is being caused by a slow moving storm system that has begun to emerge off of the mid-Atlantic coastline. This system is expected to track just south of Long Island, the weather service stated.

They added that this will lead to the "ushering of copious amounts of moisture" into the area today into tomorrow, resulting in the heavy rainfall amounts.

The rainfall also has prompted the Greenwich Health Department to close Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point) and Byram Park beaches to swimming until further notice.

This Afternoon: Periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 70. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 67. South wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Northeast wind between 3 and 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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