The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting an “enhanced risk” for severe thunderstorms in our area. Since we have NO idea what that’s supposed to mean, here is the NWS’ definition:

“Numerous severe storms possible. More persistent and/or widespread, and a few intense thunderstorms expected.” 

The NWS warns that the public should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action if warnings are issued. So, far a hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Southern Connecticut, Southeast New York and Northeast New Jersey.

Here’s their local forecast:

Today - Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Stay safe and dry!