Severe thunderstorms, flooding possible for southern Connecticut Sunday

A hazardous weather outlook for strong to severe thunderstorms and flash flooding for Sunday afternoon and evening has been issued for southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce heavy rain with maximum hourly rainfall rates approaching one inch per hour.  The chance of thunderstorms will be mainly this afternoon and may produce heavy rainfall. High temperatures will be around 70. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Wind gusts up could be up to 20 mph this afternoon and there is  a 90% chance of rain. Flooding is possible in low-lying or poor drainage areas.