Region braces for strong storms, possible flooding

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for multiple Western Pa. counties

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for multiple Western Pa. counties

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect until 8 p.m., according to a watch issued by the weather service at 11:15 a.m.

A line of intense thunderstorms will push through the area this afternoon, bringing the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

The areas under the greatest threat are those along and to the west of Interstate 95, forecasters wrote.

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There is also some risk of flash flood potential if storms train along the boundary, the Weather Service said.

That being said, even a non-severe thunderstorm can have risky lightning and heavy downpours. Wind gusts could lead to localized downed trees and powerlines, and isolated structural damage. A Flash Flood Watch is up for much of the state, mainly across the western half of CT. Downpours could amount to over and inch of rainfall. Most nearby regions will likely see between two and three inches of rain accumulation through tonight.

As a result, atmospheric conditions have become unstable, and deteriorating weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend.

On Tuesday, while the front will pass through CT in the morning, it may stall nearby, just offshore. Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Lexington, Thomasville, Linwood and McLeansville.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of floods and flash floods.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight into Tuesday morning, with a low of about 64. Temperatures will rise into the 80s inland and top off in the upper-70s to near 80 degrees along the Shoreline.

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