Tropical Storm Elsa Racing up East Coast

Impact to Easton Area Thursday Night and Friday

The Easton Police Department is advising residents that Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to impact the local area overnight and into tomorrow morning. Heavy rainfall is expected and may cause localized flooding. Winds of 35-40 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH may be possible.

If you experience a power outage call UI directly at 1-800-722-5584 and visit the website, UINet.com. Never cross a flooded roadway or attempt to drive over or under down trees or wires. Call the Easton Police Department at 203-268-4111 to report any hazards or 911 in an emergency. Residents can stay updated on the Easton Police Facebook page and here.

Following is the National Weather Service forecast as Elsa approaches through the day Thursday and impacts the region mainly Thursday night and Friday. You can find the latest forecast and track information on Elsa from the National Hurricane Center. Weak high pressure briefly builds in this weekend before a warm front moves in and pushes north of the area early next week.

This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81, southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. Northeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. 

Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

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