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Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Newtown

Fairfield County could see severe thunderstorms and potential flash flooding Monday evening.
Fairfield County could see severe thunderstorms and potential flash flooding Monday evening. Photo Credit: Accuweather.com

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – UPDATE: A line of heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms expected to roll through Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, has triggered a severe thunderstorm watch as well as a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service.

The thunderstorm watch will be in effect through 8 p.m. while the flash flood watch will be in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The storms are expected to hit the area after 3 p.m. and into the evening. Some of the storms will pack heavy rain and damaging wind throughout the evening. Chance of rain is 80 percent with up to 2 inches of rain possible.

Sun will return mid-week with highs in the mid-80s through Thursday with only a few pockets of rain moving through the area.

Thunderstorms could return on Friday to close out the week.

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