Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Flood Watch in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the tri-state area, including Westport.

It said rain will become heavy at times over the course of today. A few thunderstorms will also be possible during the daylight hours into the evening.

Current indications are that around 2 inches of rain will fall from this system with locally higher amounts possible, forecasters said.

About 1.25 inches had fallen by late afternoon, according to the weather station at Bedford Middle School in Westport.

Area rivers and streams will experience significant rise and poor drainage areas are likely to experience flooding, a statement said.

This evening’s commute will be a slow one with downpours reducing visibilities. The rain will gradually taper off tonight but could last well into Tuesday.

A Flood Watch means that flooding of stream, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area.

People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a flood warning be issued.

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