Significant Rain, Flash Floods Possible Monday

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A humid Sunday and sunny Monday could make way for some severe storms and flash flooding to start the work week.

The issued a flood watch for Hartford County from Monday afternoon through late Monday night. The forecast predicts heavy showers and thunderstorms will lead to torrential rainfall of up to 2 inches within an hour across the region during Monday’s evening commute.

“Given the potential for these types of rainfall rates, significant flooding in urban areas is also possible,” the service’s alert said.

Fox61 meteorologist Dan Amarante’s morning forecast predicted that the warm temperatures Sunday night and Monday morning could develop into severe storms.

“Tomorrow morning will be sunny, but the thing is that kind of fuels or primes some severe weather in the afternoon,” he said. “There’s potential for some flash flooding tomorrow and some high wind. Keep that in mind on Monday afternoon.”

Monday’s temperatures will hover in the low 80s and make way for a week of temperatures in the high 80s to mark the first day of summer.

“There will be a weak front that could induce a shower on Wednesday. Otherwise, a reinforcing shot of dry comfortable air will be with us next Thursday, but with the pattern changing to a more zonal flow, expect warm front to roll in Thursday night followed by another cold front next Friday night into next weekend with more showers,” Amarante said.



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