Update, 2 p.m. — The National Weather Service is tracking the storm which is expected to move through Darien at 2:10 p.m.
Earlier their radar showed that the current thunderstorm is “capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm will continue to Norwalk and Wilton by 2:15 p.m., Westport by 2:25 p.m., and Fairfield and eight miles southwest of Brideport by 2:30 p.m., they said.
“This is a dangerous storm,” the notice said. “If you are in its path…prepare immediately for damaging winds and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter…preferably inside a strong building but away from windows.”
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for southern Connecticut until 9 p.m. on Monday, June 17.
The National Weather Service warns of “isolated to scattered thunderstorm development” as soon as this afternoon. “There is a slight chance that some of these storms could become severe,” the warning said. “The primary threat will be damaging winds.”
Darien experienced heavy rains last week that caused some residents to lose power in the early morning hours. Residents can report power outages in their home to Connecticut Light & Power.