FAIR HAVEN: STORM TO SOAK GREATER GREEN

It was smooth sailing in sultry weather for junior sailers in the Fair Haven-based River Rats program Thursday morning. But Tropical Storm Elsa threatened to keep the vessels docked Friday

In a statement, the National Weather Service warned of heavy rainfall resulting in flash flooding and tropical storm-force winds, especially near the coast. Two to four inches of rainfall are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning, with locally higher amounts possible. 

Check out the extended forecast below. (Photo by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

Thursday Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 71. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Friday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then showers likely between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 85. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
A chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.