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Showers to arrive later today with a chance for thunderstorms

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Clouds overspread the state in advance of showers and potential thunderstorms on Friday.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney said isolated showers have developed and will become more widespread as the day continues.

"As we head through the afternoon toward the evening commute, the rain becomes steadier, at times heavy, with even the chance for some rumbles of thunder," Dixon said.

"After noon, that's when the doppler and the radar is going to start to fill in," Haney said.

The window for showers and thunderstorms is between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to Haney.

"Severe weather does not appear likely at this point since instability and shear will be fairly weak," he said.

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"It's the result of a cold front that's pushing into the state," Haney said. "That cold front is going to bring in that rain and it's going to get a little bit cooler [Friday night]."

Morning temperatures were in the mid-50s. Haney said the normal overnight low at this time of year is 47.

Highs for Friday should top out close to 70 degrees for much of the state.

Then, the state will get another shot at showers and thunderstorms for at least the first part of the weekend.

"Saturday, in the wake of [Friday's] rain, we'll start dry with some sunshine," Dixon said. 

Most of the day will actually be dry.

"Then another front rolls in," Haney said. "It'll have more showers and thunderstorms."

Dixon said temperatures will be warming than on Friday with highs in the mid-70s.

On Sunday, temps will cool down into the 50s.

"Sunday, behind the front, expect a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for an isolated shower," Dixon said. "You'll want to dress appropriately as it will be much cooler."

Frost could be an issue by Monday morning, especially for gardeners.

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