Rain in forecast, but too little too late for Connecticut?
Rain and showers are in the seven-day forecast for Wilton and Connecticut.
On Monday, patchy drizzle with a chance of showers, and patchy fog is expected before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers later in the morning.
Rain is possible Tuesday through Thursday, with the best chance for precipitation — 90 percent — forecast for Wednesday.
But the state is far below the average precipitation for the month, and the fire danger has been high.
Connecticut averages about 4.5 inches of rain for the month of September. According to the National Weather Service, 2020 has seen slightly more than half of that fall, with only three days left in the month.
Aquarion Water Company is asking residents to follow the mandatory twice-weekly irrigation schedule or turn off irrigation systems for the season.
“All residents are encouraged to reduce nonessential water use by 20 percent,” according to a statement from Aquarion. “This may help the region avoid additional mandatory restrictions in the coming weeks.”
Should Connecticut hit a third drought trigger, residents would be required to limit irrigation to one day a week and reduce indoor water use by 20 percent. In addition, all existing irrigation variances would be rescinded for the remainder of year.
Additional ways to conserve water can be found at www.aquarionwater.com/conserve.