Tornado watch in effect for western CT

April 15, 2019

A tornado watch is in effect for Fairfield and Litchfield counties until 7 a.m.

The National Weather Service has also issued a wind advisory for all of Connecticut from noon until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

“A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph,or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds thisstrong can make driving difficult, especially for high profilevehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution,” the NWS says.

Just after 5 a.m., a line of thunder storms was entering the western Connecticut border. Check out this map of lightning here

The forecast

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m., then a chance of showers between 8am and 11 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m.

Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.

Temperature rising to near 65 by 11am, then falling to around 51 during the remainder of the day. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 36. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Wind chill values between 30 and 40 early. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

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