Flash flood watch issued for Southern CT

A flash flood watch was issued for parts of southern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service office in New York.

The flash flood watch includes southern Connecticut, southern Fairfield County, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. The watch goes from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, the weather service said.

A cold front passing from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning will likely be accompanied by heavy rainfall. Meteorologists forecast about one to two inches of rain, but there could be more in some areas.

The weather service said the rainfall Thursday afternoon, coupled with the projected showers throughout this week, will result in flash flooding.

Tonight there will be a 30 percent chance of showers, mostly before 8 p.m., with temperatures getting as low as 70 degrees, the weather service said.

On Thursday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain and a possible thunderstorm after 2 p.m. The showers and thunderstorm will persist to Thursday night, producing heavy rainfall. The high is projected to be 78 degrees while the low that night is 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a 60 percent chance of showers Friday, and also possibly a thunderstorm before 2 p.m., bringing up to one inch of rain. The day will stay at a steady 69 degrees and lower to 59 degrees at night. Friday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Bu Saturday, the clouds will be gone and metorologists predict a mostly sunny day with a high near 72 degrees.

liz.hardaway@hearst.com