Flash flood watch, wind advisory in effect for Darien through 6 p.m. Thursday

Rain caused rushing waters on Thursday at Stony Brook Park. — Susan Shultz photo

A flash flood watch and wind advisory are currently in effect for Darien through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Rain has continued throughout the day and there is a predicted potential for heavy downpours this afternoon, as per the National Weather Service. A total of 1.25 to 2.25 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts is possible in any stronger convection. Flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small streams will therefore be possible.

A wind advisory is also in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 miles per hour, or gusts of 46 to 57 miles per hour are expected. Impacts could include downed limbs, trees and power lines which could result in power outages.

The full forecast:

Thursday afternoon
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of rain. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 55. Windy, with a south wind 23 to 28 mph becoming west 14 to 19 mph. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 9 to 15 mph.
Friday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West wind 6 to 13 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 26.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 41.