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Scattered thunderstorms on tap for Monday evening

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It was a soggy Memorial Day at Hammonasset Beach (WFSB) It was a soggy Memorial Day at Hammonasset Beach (WFSB)
A foggy Memorial Day in Mystic. (WFSB photo) A foggy Memorial Day in Mystic. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

After a soggy Monday, more showers and some potential thunderstorms could be on tap for Memorial Day afternoon and evening.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said rain totals ranged from 0.37” in Windsor Locks to 1.48” in New Haven, and he even received an unofficial report of 3 inches of rain in Montville.

The heavy rain was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie, which is weakening over land.

There is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Monday evening in advance of a cold front moving toward New England.

"The best chance for a strong thunderstorm will be in Western Connecticut. A few storms could produce gusty winds and heavy downpours," DePrest said.

DePrest said thunderstorms will weaken as they move across the state.

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DePrest said it will remain humid throughout most of the night and temperatures will drop through the 70s. Overnight lows will range from 57-65 degrees and areas of fog will likely develop.

The morning rain caused a number of Memorial Day Parade cancellations. Cities like Torrington, New Britain and Middletown went ahead with plans for their parades regardless of the weather.

The rest of the week will feature a stretch of nice weather.

"High pressure will keep us dry all 3 days," DePrest said about Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the 80s.

Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the 70s along the shore, to the lower 80s inland.

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