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Clouding up, but dry for now... but soon more rain will fall!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

Today clouds will continue to increase, but we will remain dry through this evening.  Temperatures will be comfortable:  65-70 inland, cooler along the coast. 

The middle of the week will be wet thanks to a slow moving storm system coming up the East Coast.  Light rain will begin around the Tuesday morning commute, then periods of rain will persist throughout the day tomorrow; it will also be cooler and breezy, with temperatures in the lower to mid-50s.  Rain continues into Wednesday, off-and-on, at times heavy.  As of now, there could be a general 1 to 2” over the Tue/Wed timeframe.  Where the heaviest of the rain falls, there could be poor drainage, nuisance flooding. 

Thursday we get a break from the rain and temperatures should hit the 70s, if not approach 80.  Friday, it will be warm again with the chance for thunderstorms as a front moves through the region. 

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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THIS WEEK

Dry Today

Today will bring a continuation of the fair weather that began yesterday.  A storm will develop off the Southeast Coast of the United States and will slowly move northward – and we may see some of the peripheral effects of this storm by this evening.  Most of the day, however, will be dry, with an increase in cloud cover in advance of the storm. It will be a comfortable day with highs in the upper-60s and lower-70s inland and upper 50s land lower-60s at the coast.

Rainy Spells Tonight through Wednesday

Rain will develop tonight and it will continue tomorrow.  A cool east or northeasterly breeze should limit highs to the 50s to near 60.  The coastal storm will be the reason, with its movement almost due north from the moisture-laden Carolinas and Atlantic.  We will experience several bands of rain lifting north and west, off the Atlantic.

Rain could linger into tomorrow night and Wednesday.  The European Model keeps us wet during that time period while the drier-leaning GFS model is tending to show the rain lingering into Wednesday now, too.  By late in the day Wednesday, weather conditions will slowly improve with some partial clearing as the storm departs by evening.  If the sun comes out early enough, temperatures could reach the lower 70s.

Like Summer Thursday

Thursday will be like a summer day.  In the wake of Tuesday and Wednesday’s storm, a strong southwesterly flow will set itself up along the eastern coastline.  This flow will bring warm, humid air into the state, possibly supporting a high of around 80 degrees in the warmest spots. There will be a blend of clouds and sunshine for most of the day.  Closer to evening, there may be an isolated thundershower. 

Unsettled Friday

The weather will be changeable Friday, with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  A cold front will approach from the west and interact with the warm and increasingly humid air mass in place.  The front will provide ample lift for numerous showers and, perhaps, there will be enough instability for a few lightning strikes and gusty winds during the afternoon.  Highs will reach into the 70s.

Quieter Saturday

Saturday will bring a reprieve from the unsettled weather.  High pressure will nose into the region from the northwest.  Partly sunny skies should prevail.  The air will be able to warm well into the 70s after lows around 50, thanks to this sunshine and relatively warm air aloft.

Showers Sunday

Showers will return by Sunday morning.  A warm front will be lifting north toward Connecticut from the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley.  Showers will branch out ahead of the boundary and arc into Connecticut, bringing off and on rain.  The air will be muggy and warm.  Highs may get into the 70s.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron with Scot Haney

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