Technical Discussion: Sea ya, Arthur! - WFSB 3 Connecticut



HappyIndependence Day!


Aftermuch anticipation, Hurricane Arthur has arrived!  Here in Connecticut, as expected, we'vecertainly missed the worst of this storm.  After crossing the Outer Banks of NorthCarolina, it is now on a northeasterly course, moving at a faster pace andlater this evening will pass just to the southeast of Nantucket.  After doing so, the storm will rapidly move towardthe Canadian Maritimes. 


Locally,we received saw anywhere from 0.5 to 2.5 inches of rain today – as of theposting of this discussion and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 10pmfor the eastern half of the state.  Theheaviest of the rain so far has fallen in southeastern Massachusetts… forinstance, a Flash Flood Emergency was issued for New Bedford as over 6 inchesof rain had fallen there. 


Tonight,the clouds begin to clear out as we head to daybreak Saturday.  Tomorrow, Arthur will be history and in itswake: lower humidity, a bit of breeze and a sunnier sky.  Temperatures Saturday will peak in the lowerto mid-80s.  Sunday will be equally nicewith sunshine and highs in the mid-80s.


Humidity,temperatures and chances for more wet weather increase early next week.  So despite a wet/unsettled holiday, enjoywhat promises to be a gorgeous weekend!  Speakingof gorgeous weekends, the first weekend of July will be our 7thconsecutive featuring dry/pleasant weather!



MeteorologistMark Dixon





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