Spring Flooding

Heavy rain and melting snow. That’s March in New England. This March is getting off to a soggy note with a major rainstorm impacting Connecticut tonight and tomorrow.

Most models show 2″-4″ of rain across the state which is going to be enough to put most rivers into flood. As is typical this time of year rivers are running high due to the ongoing snow melt so rain of this magnitude is enough to cause flooding.

At this point the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers appear most at risk with moderate flooding possible on both rivers. Portions of the Farmington River near Simsbury, Avon, and Windsor may approach “moderate” flooding and same on most of the Housatonic. This appears to be rather run of the mill spring flooding with major flooding unlikely.

If we see another major rain storm later this week (a possibility) the threat for more significant flooding does exist.

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