More storms on horizon for today

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Another round of storms is expected to hit Connecticut this afternoon, bringing more rain to the area.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Monday’s storm caused some power outages, but as of 5 a.m. there were fewer than 200 outages for Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.

The heavy rain Monday night caused some localized street flooding, and closed lanes on I-95 near Exit 45 in New Haven. Most of that water has receded, but one lane of I-95 remains closed, and a section of Ella Grasso Blvd. where it connects with I-95 is still closed because water is over the road.

A CTTransit bus drives through standing water on Ella Grasso Blvd. in New Haven, July 15, 2014. (WTNH / Kent PIerce)
A CTTransit bus drives through standing water on Ella Grasso Blvd. in New Haven, July 15, 2014. (WTNH / Kent Pierce)

Despite the road closed signs, some people ignored the warning and drove through the standing water.

Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons says we could see a couple of severe thunderstorms today, with rain showers beginning around noon and a few downpours.

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