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Urgent Flood Watch: Flash Flooding Expected in Stratford Tonight

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY - 

FRI MAY 16 2014

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT FOR TRI-STATE AREA...

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS EXPANDED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD...NORTHERN MIDDLESEX...NORTHERN NEW HAVEN...NORTHERN NEW LONDON...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX... SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN AND SOUTHERN NEW LONDON AND IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...PUTNAM.

* FROM 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATER TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. RAIN WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES AT NIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR TRAINING OF EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. TOTAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 3 INCHES IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS AND AREAS OF CONVECTION.

* WITH WET ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR TRAINING STORMS...THERE IS AN INCREASED THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT URBAN FLOODING ALONG WITH FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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