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Steady rain for the morning commute to be followed by showers later in the week

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A storm moving off of the mid-Atlantic coast has translated into more rain for Connecticut.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney promised that the Tuesday morning commute would be a wet one and it was.

"Like [Monday], rain will be around [Tuesday] morning, but no thunder," Dixon said. "It tapers off [Tuesday] afternoon. There could be some late day breaks in the clouds."

"There probably won’t be much rain left for the afternoon drive home," Haney said.

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That doesn't mean the rest of the day will be any more pleasant, however.

Much like most of the day on Monday, skies will remain gray and overcast with temperatures in the 50s.

As the week continues, unstable air will develop over the eastern part of the country. Haney called the phenomenon a "cut-off" low.

"This system will keep our weather unsettled [Wednesday and Thursday]," he said. "While there will be showers from time to time, we can expect lengthy spells of dry weather too."

"[Wednesday] and Thursday, we'll see a chance for showers, but not as steady or widespread as we've seen the last two mornings," Dixon said.

Haney said parts of the state could see a little sunshine on those days, but it won't be much.

"Temperatures will remain on the cool side with lows in the 40s and daytime highs near 60 degrees," he said.

On Friday, the weather could transition back to some steadier rain or at least some drizzle.

"That's because the cut-off low aloft will have a reflection near the ground in the form of a weak storm centered to the south of New England," Haney explained. "Overcast skies and a northeasterly flow will likely mean another cool day with highs in the 50s."

A few showers are possible for the first day of Mother's Day weekend. However, it will be a slight improvement from what the state experienced earlier in the week.

Dixon said it wouldn't be a washout.

"The sky should be partly to mostly cloudy, but there should be just enough sunshine to boost temperatures into the middle 60s," Haney forecasted. "With enough sunshine, temperatures could rise close to 70 degrees."

For Sunday, a cold front is expected to pass through the state with another round of showers in the morning.

"If the front is progressive, weather conditions could improve nicely during the afternoon hours," Haney said. "Currently, we are forecasting skies to become partly sunny Sunday afternoon."

Temps could be between 65 and 70 degrees.

However, it depends on how slowly the front moves.

"Monday still looks to be our next dry/brighter/milder day," Dixon said.

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