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Heavy downpours expected on Thursday

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Wednesday has remained cloudy for most of the day across the state, but rain is headed our way.

On Wednesday, Meteorologist Mark Dixon said the forecast is on track, as the rain moves toward Connecticut from the west.

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Wednesday will stay dry for the most part, but Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said spotty light rain and drizzle should break out in the pre-dawn hours.

As a cold front approaches, the light rain and drizzle will fall during the Thursday morning commute, but the heaviest rain will fall during the afternoon and evening, impacting the evening commute.

"The mild southerly breeze will push temperatures through the 50s to possibly near 60 degrees during the afternoon and early evening," DePrest said.

Rain will continue Thursday night, and a few downpours are likely.

DePrest said there is even a chance for a thunderstorm.

The rain is expected to come to an end by Friday morning.

Rainfall totals should range from 0.75 inches to 2 inches, but there could be higher amounts in some areas.

There shouldn’t be any flooding issues, as the weather has been very dry, but heavier downpours could cause some localized street and poor drainage flooding.

Friday will bring clear skies, with temperatures in the 50s by the afternoon.

The first half of the weekend looks sunny, but some clouds could move in on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s to near 50s.

A storm moves into Southern New England by early Sunday morning, bringing some rain showers and possibly some wet snowflakes.

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