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Go Inside: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Northern Fairfield County

Thunder and lightning are in the short-term forecast for Northern Fairfield County on Friday evening.
Thunder and lightning are in the short-term forecast for Northern Fairfield County on Friday evening. Photo Credit: File

Update : The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired, but it is still drizzling throughout much of the greater Danbury area on Friday evening.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Much of northern and central Fairfield County are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning is until 6:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm was moving from Putnam County at 25 mph as of 6 p.m.

It could bring 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

Hail could cause damage to vehicles, and strong winds could damage roofs, siding, and trees.

This severe thunderstorm will be near New Fairfield and Ridgefield by about 6:35 p.m.; Danbury and Brookfield by about 6:40 p.m.; and Newtown and Bethel by about 645 p.m.

Residents are urged to move indoors on the lowest floor of a building.

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