Hurricane Ida has been reeking havoc on parts of the gulf coast, but as the storm tracks inland, Connecticut could see the impact with heavy rains and flooding in our area.

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana Sunday afternoon as a category 4 storm leaving millions without power and some major devastation to property. Now Ida has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but according to the National Weather Service, the latest forecast has the storm moving towards the northwest and affecting some of the southern states before it heads towards the Maryland and New Jersey coastline.

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The storms current path could see a northward swing and that means we could see periods of heavy to moderate rainfall late on Wednesday and into Thursday that could cause some more local flooding.

National Weather Service Image
National Weather Service Image

The National Weather Service issued a bulletin on Monday warning areas in the storm's path of possible flooding, especially across urban and poor drainage areas. However, there is some uncertainty as to where the heaviest rain will fall.

Here's the current local forecast for Greater Danbury as remnants of Ida approach.

  • Wednesday: Rain likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Wednesday Night: Rain, heavy at times. Low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 80%. 1-2 inches of rain is possible.
  • Thursday: Rain, and some heavy downpours still possible before 2pm, then a chance of scattered showers after 2pm, high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Here's a look at some of the images as Ida slammed into Louisiana:

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