While severe storms exit, more rain approaches - WFSB 3 Connecticut


While severe storms exit, more rain approaches

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Several thunderstorm warnings were in place for parts of the state Tuesday morning.

However, Meteorologist Scot Haney said the last of the severe storms moved out of southeastern Connecticut just before 6 a.m.

"The storms started around 3:45 a.m. and ended around 5:15 a.m.," he said. "The really rotten weather is now over Long Island Sound and the open Atlantic."

Another cluster of rainfall approached the Connecticut border from New York and New Jersey around 6 a.m. It was expected to impact parts of Fairfield and Litchfield counties between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.

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"Get ready," said Haney. "There's a little bit more rain coming. [It's] not particularly heavy, but nonetheless you are going to need your umbrella."

Haney said there was some rotation in parts of southern Fairfield County earlier in the morning with the round of severe weather.

"No tornadoes [Tuesday] morning, but again there was some rotation," he said.

The storms were the result of an approaching cold front.

"Weather conditions will improve throughout the day as the cold front slowly moves offshore," Haney said. "The air will be humid in the morning, but a northwesterly breeze will usher in drier air for the afternoon hours."

Haney said it'll be a nice day for the most part with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the middle 80s.

Things will cool off during the evening hours, however. He forecasted lows in the 50s to near 60 degrees.

"A weak disturbance in the upper wind flow could cause scattered showers early Wednesday morning," Haney said. "Otherwise, we are looking at a nice day with partly to mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and highs in the lower 80s."

More rain is in the forecast for Thursday.

"A storm system will track through or to the south of Southern New England on Thursday," Haney said. "There is the potential for a heavy rainfall and perhaps even a few thunderstorms."

Haney expected temperatures to rise no higher than 70 degrees.

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