FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- More than 2 inches of rain could fall on Fairfield County on Friday, May 16, into Saturday, May 17, as a huge system that has soaked the Midwest and Appalachia moves into the area, according to the National Weather Service.
The first band of rain is likely to move across Fairfield County late Thursday, May 15, into Friday as temperatures reach the high 60s, according to the forecast.
The rain is likely to turn into downpours starting Friday afternoon and could trigger a flood watch. Most of the Appalachian region was under a flood watch Thursday as the storm slowly moved northeast, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds will reportedly pick up overnight as well, with gusts of up to 30 mph.
Despite the projected heavy rain, Fairfield County will likely avoid any severe thunderstorms, according to the forecast.
The rain will likely taper off by Saturday morning and a sunny weekend with highs in the low to mid 70s, according to the forecast.
Check back with Daily Voice for further flooding updates as the storm rolls through.