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Heavy rain comes to an end, all eyes turn to Joaquin

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Hurricane Joaquin's track as of 8 a.m. Hurricane Joaquin's track as of 8 a.m.
Eversource crews work to restore power in East Haddam. (WFSB photo) Eversource crews work to restore power in East Haddam. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With Wednesday's rain gone, all eyes are turning toward the ever-changing track of Hurricane Joaquin.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said between 1 and 3 inches of rain fell across the state between Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Heavy downpours made a mess of the morning commute.

Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy, but DePrest said we can't rule out a shower or some drizzle.

"Temperatures will drop through the 60s and 50s this evening and overnight lows will range from the middle 40s to the middle 50s," DePrest said.

A coastal flood advisory was issued for Fairfield and New Haven counties from 6 a.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. on Friday.

A cold front will stall to the south and east of New England on Thursday, and while most of the day will be dry, a few showers can't be ruled out.

"It is going to feel a lot like October with highs in the 60s at best," DePrest said. "A brisk northeasterly breeze will make it feel even cooler."

Rain will spread across most of the state Thursday night, however the heaviest rain may stay in southern and southeastern Connecticut.

Highs on Friday will be in the 50s, at best, and some wind will add an extra chill to the air.

For the weekend, Saturday appeared to be quiet, though there will be more clouds than sun. There may even be some showers.

Steadier rain is possible for Sunday, DePrest said, with temperatures rising above the 60 degree mark.

As far as Hurricane Joaquin goes, DePrest said there are many different possibilities for the track.

"There is still a high degree of discrepancy among the forecast models when it comes to the future path of Joaquin especially late this week and over the weekend," DePrest said.

To read the complete technical discussion, including more on Tropical Storm Joaquin, click here.

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