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Cooler, briefly... then another warm-up for the weekend!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

It’s finally feeling a bit more like October!  Today will feature more clouds than sun with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s… this afternoon and evening, isolated showers will be possible.  Then, showers will be possible overnight.  Tomorrow, morning cloudiness will clear and the afternoon will be mostly sunny - highs will be in the mid-60s.  We’ll end the week with quiet and dry; Friday morning will be chilly with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s, then rebound into the 60s for highs.  For the weekend, our forecast remains on track:  dry both days… Saturday highs will be in the mid-70s, then near 80 on Sunday!

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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COOLER TODAY, TOMORROW AND FRIDAY…

Temperatures will be closer to normal today as a northeasterly flow develops around high pressure that will drift across Northern New England.  Highs will be in the 60s to near 70 degrees.  A weak disturbance will approach the region from the west and that means clouds will overspread the state and we’ll have a rising chance for showers during the late afternoon or evening.  The shower activity will end late tonight as temperatures drop into the 40s and lower 50s.

High pressure will be the dominant weather feature in New England tomorrow and Friday and that means we’ll enjoy some very nice weather.  Plus, it will feel more like October for a change!  Tomorrow will be partly to mostly sunny as temperatures peak in the middle 60s.  Thursday night will be the coolest night of the week thanks to the combination of clear skies, light winds, and dry air.  Those are ideal conditions for good radiational cooling.  The mercury will bottom out in the range of 35-45 and scattered frost may develop in the normally colder valleys.

Friday is looking very nice with partly to mostly sunny skies, light winds, and comfortable afternoon temperatures.  Highs will be in the mid to perhaps upper 60s.

A WEEKEND WARM-UP…

Saturday morning will be nice and cool with temperatures in the range of 45-55.  The sky should be mainly clear.  This is great news for those attending the Eversource Hartford Marathon/Half Marathon.  Temperatures should reach the upper 60s by noon and they’ll top out in the low and middle 70s Saturday afternoon under a partly to mostly sunny sky.

Saturday night will be quite mild for the middle of October with lows in the 50s to near 60 degrees.

A strong southwesterly breeze will develop on Sunday as a storm system races across the Great Lakes region.  Temperatures will rise well into the 70s to near 80 degrees and the southwesterly breeze could gust to 30 mph during the afternoon.  Humidity levels will be on the rise as well.  Dew point readings could top 60 degrees Sunday afternoon.

EARLY NEXT WEEK…

The storm will move across Northern New England on Monday and it will drag a cold front across Connecticut.  There should be a decent amount of moisture associated with the front and that means there will be a good chance for showers and perhaps even a thunderstorm or two.  Monday morning will be mild and muggy with temperatures in the lower 60s, but the passing cold front will keep it from getting too warm during the day.  We are expecting highs in the 60s to near 70 degrees.

Cooler and much drier air will overspread the region Monday night and Tuesday.  Temperatures will drop into the 40s to near 50 degrees Monday night as the clouds clear away.  Tuesday should be partly sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the middle 60s.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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