'Nearly stationary' thunderstorm affecting northern Fairfield County

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A woman crosses the intersection of Bedford Street and Forest Street as rain falls in Stamford, Conn. Sunday, March 28, 2021. Stamford received heavy rainfall Sunday morning before the storm tapered off in the afternoon.

A woman crosses the intersection of Bedford Street and Forest Street as rain falls in Stamford, Conn. Sunday, March 28, 2021. Stamford received heavy rainfall Sunday morning before the storm tapered off in the afternoon.

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A “nearly stationary” thunderstorm is impacting the area around Monroe and Newtown in central Fairfield County Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service said the “strong thunderstorm” was expected to impact the area just before 5 p.m. with winds over 30 mph and “pea size hail” possible.

The storm is expected to impact the towns of Shelton, Newtown, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe, Redding and Easton.

As of just before 6 p.m., Eversource was not reporting any power outages in the areas impacted by the storm.

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