The National Weather Service issued a high wind watch for Fairfield County for Wednesday, Jan. 30.
In Newtown, gusts could get as high as 60 mph but will mostly average 25 to 35 mph, the NWS reports.
Newtown's NWS Forecast
- Wednesday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. South wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog. Low around 42. Windy, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph increasing to 27 to 32 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
- Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.