Damaging winds, flash flooding possible as storm passes through region Monday evening

Damaging winds, flash flooding possible as storm passes through region Monday evening

Record-Journal


Area residents can expect a line of showers and thunderstorms Monday evening that could bring damaging winds, hail and torrential downpours.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said Monday afternoon will be partly cloudy, hot and humid, with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees. Chances of showers or thunderstorms are small until after 6 p.m. Lessor said a line of showers and thunderstorms will likely pass through the region between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“That’s the time of concern,” he said.

Wind gusts of over 50 mph are possible when the storm passes through, as are hail and flash flooding from torrential downpours, according to Lessor. The Weather Center is predicting a two percent chance that a tornado forms in the state Monday evening, Lessor said.

There is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms and 100 percent chance of rain until midnight. Any thunderstorms after the initial line of weather moves through in the evening are expected to be milder, Lessor said.

Lessor advised residents to stay inside during the storms and to watch the weather radar.

“Be ready to go indoors to a secure location,” he said.


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