Flash flood watch in effect for Thursday afternoon for Fairfield County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from noon Thursday through the afternoon.

The watch area includes southern Fairfield County, northern New Jersey, New York City and Nassau and southern Westchester counties.

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms should develop and move across the watch area Thursday afternoon. The thunderstorms could produce very heavy rain, up to two inches in a short period of time. Rainfall of this magnitude could cause flash flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Residents should monitor latest forecasts and prepare to take action should flash flooding occur.

If driving, never drive through water in the road during heavy rain as it may be deeper than it appears.