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Towns pick up an inch or more of much-needed rain

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A storm is moving up the coast and continues to bring some beneficial rainfall to the state.

As of Tuesday afternoon, towns in southwestern Connecticut received an inch or more of rain. Other places picked up a quarter to half an inch, according to Meteorologist Mark Dixon.

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"Periods of rain will continue through the afternoon and evening hours, with the heaviest falling in western and southwest Connecticut," Dixon said.

Some spots could eclipse 2 inches of rain.

"At times there could a rumble of thunder," Dixon said.

"Clouds, rain, and a raw northeasterly flow will likely keep temperatures in the 40s for daytime highs over interior portions of the state," said meteorologist Scot Haney.

It should be a bit warmer along the coast with temps in the 50s.

Also, the storm combined with astronomical high tides around the noon hour could cause some flooding issues.

A coastal flood advisory was issued for the shoreline portions of Fairfield and New Haven counties from 10 a.m. to noon.

"As we head through the evening hours, the storm lifts north of Connecticut and the rain tapers off as it does so," Dixon said.

Haney said the storm won't be a drought-buster, but it's still welcome.

Areas of fog could also develop at night.

Temperatures should stay well above freezing.

"In the wake of the wet weather, we'll see partial clearing [Wednesday] and highs back in the 50s," Dixon said.

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, the state is in for another dry spell.

"Our weather will be dry and milder [Wednesday], Thursday and Friday," Haney said. "[Wednesday] will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine as a northwesterly breeze develops."

Temps will likely become milder.

"Thursday and Friday, we'll see a sunnier sky with temperatures warming into the lower 60s as we close out the week," Dixon said.

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