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Much-needed rain to make for a wet Tuesday

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Much-needed rainfall is expected to overspread the state on Tuesday.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said that while the rest of Monday will feature sunshine, temperatures in the 60s and a brief glimpse of the supermoon, Tuesday clouds will overtake the sky by the evening hours.

"The clouds are in association with an area of low pressure moving up the coast that will bring rain to the state [Tuesday]," Dixon said.

Dixon said as much as .5 inch to 1 inch could fall.

"While it won't be drought-busting, it will certainly be beneficial," he said.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said it should start between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. in southern Connecticut.

"The steadiest rain will come during the middle and late morning, with rain then tapering off to showers during the late afternoon," Haney said. "A cool easterly wind will hold readings to the upper-40s and low-50s."

Combine that with astronomically high tides and there could be some minor coastal flooding.

"Especially when factoring in a northeasterly wind that will pile water into Long Island Sound," Dixon said.

"The clearing will begin [Tuesday] night," Haney said. "As this occurs, the wind will switch to the northwest."

Beyond Tuesday, the rest of the week looks to be dry and sunny.

Temps will go from the 50s on Tuesday to 60 or higher by the end of the week.

"For the weekend, as of now, Saturday appears dry and mild while Sunday could be unsettled and cool," Dixon said.

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