Local flooding follows heavy rain: Flood warnings still in place

UPDATE: Heavy rain Saturday night led to some local flooding in Milford. Pictured here are the downtown duck pond, and the Gulf Beach parking lot, which was covered in water.

Low-lying beach areas showed some sign of water Sunday morning, but nothing compared to past flooding along the coast.

Some residents have reported finding water in their basements this morning.

At 5 p.m., flood watches and advisories are still in place across the state and will remain in place through tomorrow.

Flood warnings are in place for Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven and New London counties for minor to moderate flooding particularly on the Yantic and Housatonic Rivers, surrounding watersheds and traditionally flood prone urban areas.

Additional warnings are possible later this evening as the second rain shield enters the state from the south southwest with more light to moderate rain, according to the National Weather Service.

This second wave of precipitation will be the last for this system as the main low pressure center moves slowly from the Del-Marva peninsula to a point just off the coast of Cape Cod by mid day Monday.

The next round of precipitation may begin around 6 p.m. with the moderate rain restarting later tonight and through the overnight hours.  With this additional rainfall, rivers and streams may not fully recede until late Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, officials said.

North to northeasterly winds may gust to between 30 and 35mph over the next 12 hours even though many areas will see patchy dense fog.  Precipitation should clear the state by late Monday afternoon.