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First Alert: Tropical Storm Warning Issued; Fay to Bring Heavy Rain, Wind to Conn.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for coastal Connecticut ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Fay on Friday and into Saturday.

NBC Connecticut Meteorologists are keeping a close eye on the tropical storm that continues to develop off the Carolina coast. They have issued a First Alert for the potential for heavy rains starting on Friday.

While the heaviest of the rain could remain to our west, there is still chance for locally heavy rain and flooding. All of Connecticut is now under a Flash Flood Watch through 12 p.m. on Saturday.

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The greatest concern with this storm is for flash flooding with an impressive amount of rainfall expected.

There are also concerns for winds that could reach 40 miles per hour and take down a few trees or power lines. We also can't rule out the chance for an isolated small tornado, according to our First Alert Weather team.

There are still many questions with regard to timing and track of the system. Most of our computer guidance has the system into the area by Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday.

Right now it appears parts of the state could see over 3 inches of rain which is why there is a flash flooding threat.

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National Weather Service forecast

Conditions are expected to improve next week, including a declining humidity.

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