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Showers could linger throughout the weekend

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A cold front slowly pushing its way through the area brought a number of showers and downpours across the state on Friday.

The sun started to come out in parts of the state during the afternoon.

Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said heavy rainfall was hit-or-miss.

"Some of the highest rainfall totals today include: 0.89” in Canaan, 0.86” in East Granby, 0.83” in Bristol, and 0.68” in Kent," DePrest said. "However, some parts of the state received anywhere from very little rainfall to a few tenths of an inch."

Showers will end Friday night and clouds will give way to some partial clearing.

DePrest said in western portions of the state the sky will be clear to partly cloudy throughout the night.

There could be some areas of fog that will form overnight and overnight lows will range from 55 to 65 degrees.

"The cold front will stall near the coast of Eastern New England and it will eventually dissipate," DePrest said.

While the cold front stalls near southern New England, a low pressure system near Bermuda will move north.

"This system could take on some tropical or subtropical characteristics," DePrest said. "The storm will remain well offshore, but tropical moisture associated with it will make its way into Southern New England."

That means there could be an added chance for showers.

Saturday will likely be the better of the two weekend days for outdoor activities.

"We expect a mix of clouds and sunshine with highs in the low to middle 80s," DePrest said, adding that the humidity won’t be too bad. "A few showers and thunderstorms could pop up in the afternoon, especially in eastern portions of the state."

Most of Saturday will be partly sunny with highs between 80 and 85 degrees. Again, the humidity will be moderate.

"Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies and higher humidity again," DePrest said.

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