Heavy rains predicted Monday into Tuesday as the remains of Tropical Storm Florence pass through area

Though Darien and the surrounding area will escape the bulk of the wrath of Tropical Storm Florence that is currently pummeling the Carolinas, the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for souther Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York beginning Monday and Tuesday.

Following an 80 degree and mostly sunny weekend, a heavy rainfall is predicted from Monday night into Tuesday night that the National Weather Service is calling the remains of the storm.

“There is increasing confidence in a swath of one to two plus inches of rain and local higher amounts of five or more inchese are also possible in its track,” the National Weather Service says.

“Due to recent rain events, grounds are saturated and river and streams flows are running well above normal. If the heavy rain swath ends up over the local region, there will be potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as well as flooding along quick responding small rivers, streams, and creeks,” the NWS says.

The full week’s forecast as of Saturday morning:

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night
Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
Showers likely, mainly after 1am. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers likely. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.