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Rain showers pick up, expected to last through the weekend

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut is in for a lengthy spell of wet weather that'll last well into the weekend.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron said rain and drizzle is falling across much of the state at this hour.  The rain is light in most locations.  

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"It took a while, but the rain is finally here.  Before the rain arrived, temperatures reached the low and middle 60s in many parts of the state.  Temperatures are now in the 50s in most locations.  Plus, we still have a raw northeasterly wind that is averaging 10-20 mph and occasionally gusting to over 20 mph," said chief meteorologist Bruce Deprest.

October is normally one of the clearest months of the year, but that won’t be the case this weekend.

We can expect periods of rain and drizzle tomorrow. 

Morning lows will be in the 50s, but temperatures won’t rise much throughout the day due to a gray, overcast sky and a raw northeasterly breeze. 

High temperatures will be in the 50s and lower 60s.

Sunday could be a little milder with highs in the low-to-middle-60s.

The cut-off low responsible for the rain will pass over New England early next week, which means a few more showers could be possible on Monday into Tuesday morning.

As far as Hurricane Matthew goes,  it's a storm the Early Warning Forecast team is watching closely.

Two of their trusted guidance models are showing completely different scenarios.

"An older run of the [Global Forecast System] has Matthew moving up the coast and slamming into Connecticut next Friday, while later runs show the storm moving too far east to have a direct effect," said meteorologist Mike Cameron. "The European Model keeps Matthew well offshore and far to the south of New England through the following weekend."

Cameron stressed that the state is more than a week away from any of those scenarios, so many things could change.

"For now, just pay attention to our forecast updates over the coming days," he said.

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