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Severe Storms Expected Ahead Of Holiday Weekend In Fairfield

Severe storms are expected to hit Fairfield County Friday afternoon as the holiday weekend begins.
Severe storms are expected to hit Fairfield County Friday afternoon as the holiday weekend begins. Photo Credit: File photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A severe storm system is aiming for Fairfield County, arriving Friday afternoon and bringing the potential for hazardous weather, according to the National Weather Service.

There could be damaging winds, and a small chance of large hail, even isolated tornadoes, mainly in the New York City Metropolitan region, the Weather Service said.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely arriving late Friday afternoon. These storms could produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. There is the possibility of a quarter of an inch of rain, or more during thunderstorms.

Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur in the overnight hours, when winds will be light and variable. Clouds will give way to partial clouds overnight. These storms could produce heavy rainfall.

Saturday will be sunny and seasonal, near 80 degrees.

Clear skies remain through the overnight hours, when things cool off around 20 points, and winds will become light.

Sunday brings increasing clouds and warm air around 82 degrees.

Clouds will thicken overnight when the mercury drops to around 62 degrees.

The Fourth of July will be sunny and warm, with a high near 83 degrees.

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