FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's a long holiday weekend, but you're likely stuck indoors for Sunday and Monday with rain showers and the remains of Tropical Storm Nate washing out plans for pumpkin picking across Fairfield County.
Rain showers were expected to persist Sunday morning, with winds of 9 to 13 mph gusting to 24 mph across Fairfield County, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are possible.
There may be a break in the rainfall with just a 50 percent chance of showers for Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening, with a daytime high in the mid-70s.
The chance of showers increases into the evening and overnight, with a low around 66.
On Monday, Columbus Day, widespread heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms are in the forecast as the remains of Tropical Storm Nate moves into the Northeast. Up to an inch of rain could fall in some areas, with a high near 74. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent.
The forecast from the National Weather Center shows the remains of Nate passing over the northwest corner of the state, bringing rain across all of Connecticut and the Hudson Valley on Monday.
The rain will ease up Monday evening and overnight.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 78 before the sun returns Wednesday, with a high near 68.
Nate came ashore outside Biloxi, Miss., early Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane but weakened later to a tropical storm as it moved inland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
More than 100,000 residents in Mississippi and Alabama were without power, but no deaths or injuries were reported early Sunday. Nate was moving toward Montgomery, Ala., with heavy rain.
The storm is expected to move northward over Tennessee and Kentucky, then over the Ohio River Valley and across Pennsylvania as it heads toward the Hudson River Valley and New England.
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