Steady rain expected for Wednesday afternoon - WFSB 3 Connecticut


Steady rain expected for Wednesday afternoon

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A couple of warm fronts carting plenty of moisture moved up the coast on Tuesday.

The rain is coming in two rounds, the first of which arrived late Tuesday morning. The next is expected on Wednesday.

While Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the state got a good soaking rain on Tuesday, it caused some difficult travel conditions for the Tuesday evening commute.

It could do the same for Wednesday's evening commute.

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"As of late this afternoon (4PM), more than 1” of rain was measured in Greenwich, Woodbridge, Westport, Milford, Weston, Milford, Thomaston, Litchfield, Harwinton, and Higganum," DePrest said.

Temperatures were in the mid to upper 50s on Tuesday evening, thanks to a strong breeze that gusted to over 30 mph at the coast.

The rain tapered off as the evening went on

"Rainfall totals will range from 0.75” to 2.0"," DePrest said.

Temperatures will be in the 50s for most of the evening, then drop into the 40s overnight.

There could be areas of fog and drizzle overnight, and that could linger into Wednesday morning.

Light rain is expected to develop as the morning goes on, and will become steadier during the afternoon.

DePrest said the rain will last well into the night and then taper off and end by Thursday morning.

"This second surge of moisture will come with yet another warm front combined with a wave of low pressure," DePrest said. "High temperatures on Wednesday will range from the lower 50s to possibly near 60 near the shoreline."

DePrest said the second round of rain will likely deliver another inch or more of rain.

"The grand total from both rounds will range from 1-3”, perhaps even 2-4”! This is great news since much of the state is still experiencing a severe to extreme drought," DePrest said.

The rest of Thursday is looking to be partly-to-mostly sunny. However, there will be a pretty strong wind with gusts likely to top 30 mph.

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