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Spotty rain, drizzle expected to continue today

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A weather pattern that brought the state spotty rain and drizzle over the past week is expected to continue over the next few days.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said the reason is a deep trough in the upper atmosphere that continues to evolve over the eastern part of the country.

"A cut-off low will spin around with little movement [Thursday], [Friday] and Saturday," Haney said.

A number of storm systems will pass to the south and east, but their heavy rains should stay clear of Connecticut.

However, Haney said we can expect that spotty rain and drizzle. Track them with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

"Plus, it will be another breezy and unseasonably cool day with highs only in the low and middle 50s," he said.

Another storm system is expected to swirl around the mid-Atlantic states on Friday.

"That's where most of the rain will fall, but the unsettled weather will gradually move northward throughout the afternoon and evening," Haney explained.

As a result, a few showers and more drizzle will be in the state Friday morning. They'll probably become more widespread later in the day.

"In between the morning showers and the more widespread afternoon rain, we may get a peak or two at the sun," Haney said. "If that happens, temperatures will rise closer to 60 degrees."

Haney still believes Mother's Day weekend will see a slight improvement. The cut-off low looks like it'll start to weaken on Saturday.

"The sky should be mostly cloudy, but there should be just enough sunshine to boost temperatures into the 60s," he said. "Scattered showers are likely, but the dry hours will greatly outnumber the rainy hours."

For Sunday, a cold front remains on track to pass through the state with another round of showers.

That looks to happen around midday or early afternoon.

"Before the front arrives, temperatures should rise well into the 60s," Haney said.

As the sky clears during the evening hours, temps could dip into the upper 30s.

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