Ridgefield under active flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening
Nelson Vaz, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in New York, has put Ridgefield under an active flood watch for Tuesday afternoon.
The Danbury area is projected to receive between one-and-a-half inches and one and three-fourths inches of rain Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night.
- Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches/hr are possible with thunderstorms.
- Locally torrential rainfall will lead to areas of urban and poor drainage flooding.
- Multiple thunderstorms moving over the same area will result in flash flooding.
- Minor flooding is also possible along quick responding rivers/streams in affected basins.
Potential hazards and impacts
The main threats associated with any severe thunderstorms will be:
- Wind gusts up to 60 mph. This could down a few to several tree limbs, trees and powerlines and possibly cause structural damage. Scattered power outages are possible.
The graphic below highlights the approximate location and level of the severe weather threat this afternoon into this evening
Additional information and resources:
NWS New York Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/
NWS New York Winter DSS Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/emnew_winter
NWS New York Summer DSS Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/emnew_summer
"This will be the only briefing for this event, unless a significant change in forecast conditions warrants," Vaz wrote.
"If you have any questions in the interim or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 631-924-0383 or reach us by email at email@example.com or through NWSChat."