Damp and Dreary Monday
We started out the day with a round of rain. While some towns only got a few hundredths of an inch, other shoreline towns received .2" of rain. We expect a lull in the action with just a rouge shower or two until about midday. Then, a secondary batch of rain from the south looks to approach CT. Some models bring this batch of rain into all of CT, while others only have it brushing the shoreline. We will certainly be watching closely as it develops today. If scenario one pans out, many towns could pick up and additional .5"-1.0" on rain, on top of what already fell early this morning. If scenario two pans out, rainfall totals will be much less. In any event, it's going to be a cool damp day with temperatures struggling to reach 60 degrees. I think most towns will be stuck in the 50's throughout the day.
A developing coastal storm will be awfully close to CT tomorrow, however, it is expected to glide south of New England. It may spray clouds over our skies for a while, but it appears that only part of the day may be cloudy and that the rain will stay offshore. With some sunny breaks, temperatures should soar into the 70's.
Wednesday Warm Up
We will have a warm and dry day Wednesday. With partly sunny skies, the air aloft will support low-80s near the ground; we are projecting a high of around 81 inland, but 70s at the beaches, where the sea breeze will cool things off.
Showers by Thursday, lasting through Saturday
A period of rain appears likely Wednesday night and Thursday morning as another storm system moves into the Northeast. Rain should taper off to showers Thursday afternoon and temperatures should top out around 70 degrees. The parent system causing the rain will not necessarily scoot away, however. The upper-level low will cross the skies Friday and will send another spoke of energy into the region Saturday. This set-up means that scattered showers are in the forecast through the end of Saturday. Whereas it will definitely not rain during the entire period, the weather will be unsettled enough to warrant toting the umbrella.
The unsettled weather will shift east and high pressure will build into New England from southern Canada. The result will be sunny, pleasant weather Sunday, with highs in the lower-70s and a fresh breeze.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron/Melissa Cole
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