Severe weather through tomorrow

WTNH– The severe weather has led to Flash Flood Watches being issued for the entire state until tomorrow.

With all the rain, the big problem will be all the water left behind.

Photos: Lightning & Storm Damage

CL&P is reporting over a thousand power outages. As of 11:30 p.m. there were 4,786 reported.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Middlesex, New London and New Haven until 10:15 p.m.

“There is potential for some of the thunderstorms forecast to move through the state over the next few hours to become severe,” said Arnone .

Strong thunderstorms have been reported just north of Guilford with heavy rain, gusty winds and lots of lightning.

Link: Lightning safety tips for inside the home

There is a Flash Flood Watch already issued for the entire state until Wednesday afternoon. A Flash Flood Warning was already issued for Fairfield county until 5:30 PM.

Heavy rain is already moving through Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford counties. Over the next few hours, downpours, frequent lighting strikes and gusty winds for the same areas,” said Meteorologist Kevin Arnone. “Flash Flooding has already been an issue today for portions of Fairfield and Hartford counties.  Expecting the threat for more flash flooding into the evening.  These slow moving storms may drop 1-3 inches of rain in a short period of time.”

LINK: More Details on the Severe Weather

The National Weather Service advises that you do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too much to allow your car to cross and most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Just one inch of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep your car off the road.

Its important to make the smart choice of “turn around, don’t drown.”

For more updates go to WXedge.com.

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