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Rain to impact weekend plans

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Following Thursday’s deluge of rain in parts of Connecticut, Friday was better, but more showers are expected to impact the weekend.

Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said rain is expected to arrive late afternoon or early evening on Saturday. However, despite the rain, DePrest had good news about Saturday.

“Saturday will definitely be the better of the two weekend days for all outdoor activities,” DePrest said.

The temperatures are expected to reach 75 to 80 degrees on Saturday.

While another storm is expected to hit the state on Saturday evening and Sunday. More rain is predicted with periods of heavy downpours and a few embedded thunderstorms, DePrest said.

“Sunday probably won’t be a complete washout, but it will rain from time to time,” DePrest said.

The rain ends on Sunday night with temperatures dropping into the 50s.

Showers stayed along the shoreline on Friday morning.

Watches were issued during the Thursday afternoon hours into Friday morning. Reports of flooded streets in Waterford, Groton and New London closed a number of roads and caused severe traffic congestion.

First responders in New London estimated that 3.5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours. Other parts of the state saw up to 4 inches.

Most of the state was drying out from Thursday's flash floods as of Friday morning. 

A return to summer is also in the forecast for next week with highs climbing back into the 80s for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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