The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Watch for the area, with gusts up to 60 mph expected to accompany thunderstorms late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
A High Wind Watch is issued when gusts are predicted to blow faster than 58 mph. Danbury's wind could reach 60 mph.
“These strong winds, in combination with heavy rain, could bring down whole trees, large tree limbs, power lines and unsecured outdoor objects,” the NWS warns. “This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night and to houses and other structures near larger trees.”
- Wednesday Night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before midnight. Low around 45. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.