WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Damaging’ storm headed this way

5:45 PM — A line of severe thunderstorms, capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph is headed this way, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Weston, Fairfield County and much of the area until 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the weather service.

“This line of storms has a history of producing damaging winds,” the weather service warning stated. “Seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows!”

1 PM — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Fairfield County and Westchester County in New York, in effect until 12:30 p.m. A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

Just before noon, the weather service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 14 miles southwest of Ridgefield and moving  north at 35 m.p.h.

The weatehr service says when a tornado warning is issued based on Doppler radar, it means that a strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may already be on the ground, or is expected to develop shortly.

Those in the path of what the weather service is calling a “dangerous storm” are urged to move indoors and to the lowest level of the building. Stay away from windows. If driving, do not seek shelter under a highway overpass, the service cautions.


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