Hazardous weather alert calls for possibly severe thunderstorms Tuesday night

On the heels of a continuous area heatwave, the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook Tuesday for Fairfield County and the surrounding area due to approaching thunderstorms.

Predicted thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Chance of precipitation is between 20 and 30%.

The National Weather Service warns the thunderstorms are capable of damaging wind gusts and torrential downpours Tuesday evening until 2 a.m.

The remainder of the week remains a combination of partly sunny and partly cloudy, with highs averaging in the mid-80's.