Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fairfield County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 p.m. tonight — Thursday, July 13.

The forecast for this afternoon includes showers and thunderstorms between 2 and 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

“Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain,” a report read.

Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The forecast for Thursday night is thunderstorms before 10 p.m., and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are likely after 1 a.m.

“Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain,” the report said.

Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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