Region put on flash flood watch until this afternoon

A flash flood watch in effect since Tuesday afternoon will remain until early this afternoon for New London County and other areas of southern Connecticut and southeastern New York, the National Weather Service said.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move across the region ahead of a cold front this afternoon, the weather service said.

The warm and humid air mass ahead of the cold front is likely to produce torrential downpours, with total rainfall amounting to 2 to 3 inches and higher in some areas.

Urbanized and low-lying areas will be most vulnerable to flooding.

In response to the flood watch, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday cautioned residents about possible severe weather.

“We continue to be in a very active, severe weather pattern,” Malloy said in a news release. “I am asking all residents, especially those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, to stay alert to changing weather conditions.”

The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor conditions across the state and coordinate any assistance that may be necessary, Malloy’s office said.

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