The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex Counties until tomorrow morning. Coastal areas along the shore, rivers and other bodies of water are particularly susceptible to potential flooding. Tidal surges are expected to be approximately 2 feet above normal at high tide due to the storm.
Up to 5 inches of rain can call in the next 24 to 36 hours. The National Westher Service warns that "likely cause flooding of urban, low-lying and poor drainage areas, and flooding of small streams and rivers." Stratford has 18 miles of coastal borders along Long Island Sound and the Housatonic River, which is about the same as the entire State of New Hampshire's seacoast along the Atlantic Ocean.
Rains will continue until mid day Thursday, with sunny forecasts expected for the weekend.