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Tropical storm warning issued for Connecticut coastline

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A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Connecticut coastline.

The warning was issued for the entire coastline, from the Stamford area to the New London area.

Follow the storm's movements here.

The timing of the worst conditions will be Sunday night and Monday. It is expected to move into the New England area early in the week on Monday into Tuesday.

“As we head into later Sunday and Monday it’s going to be moving up and kind of stalling out just to our south and then slowly thereafter moving along to the south of Long Island and the south of New England between Monday and Thursday,” said meteorologist Mike Cameron.

It is typical for there to be updates such as this as a storm nears the area.

The storm was changed to post-tropical. 

"Finally, this storm is now dubbed "post tropical" because it has lost the warm, independent characteristics of a tropical system and resembles more of a mid-latitude storm.  The effect will still essentially be the same: wind, storm surge and coastal flooding with erosion, and bands of showers," said meteorologist Mike Cameron.

The storm won't really impact us until around Sunday night.

"This warning starts to matter Sunday morning; however, the most likely time of most impact for Connecticut is late Sunday and Monday, when the storm is closest and strongest." said Cameron.

There are now concerns of coastal flooding.

"Coastal flooding due to the storm surge will be the most pronounced during high tide cycles," said Cameron.

High tide occurs in New London at 12:04 PM Sunday, 12:25 AM Monday, and 12:49 PM Monday; high tide in New Haven occurs at 1:56 PM Sunday, 2:18 AM Monday, and 2:36 PM Monday. 

Emergency preparedness experts warn residents to move valuables to a higher floor if possible.

The Connecticut Division of Emergency Management said there is expected to be winds of 25-35 miles per hour with some gusts to 45 miles per hour.

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