A FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for all of Connecticut from late tonight night through Saturday evening. Portions of the Connecticut River are under a FLOOD WARNING.
Wet at times today
A cold front will slowly move into the moisture laden air tomorrow. Periods of rain are likely, and it could be heavy at times. There may be a few embedded thunderstorms as well. We should begin to dry from west to east during the afternoon, but showers may linger over Eastern Connecticut into the evening. It’ll be another breezy, mild day with highs in the 60s to near 70 degrees. Plus, the air will be moderately humid.
Another round of showers will develop tonight. The air will turn a little cooler by late tonight. By Easter morning, temperatures will range from 48 to 54. Sunrise on Easter morning is at 6:01. A warm outfit and rain gear would be good preparation for sunrise services.
Not as wet Easter
Easter Sunday won’t be nearly as wet, but with low pressure lifting northward through the Northeast, a few showers are likely. At least much of the day will be rain free. The sky will be partly to mostly cloudy, and the air will be mild with highs in the 60s to near 70.
Rain totals, generally
Rainfall totals between now and Sunday evening will range from 1-2” in parts of the state. There could be locally higher amounts between 2-3”. With rivers already running high, flooding could become more of a problem. The Connecticut River is still in a minor flood stage from Hartford southward.
More rain will be possible Monday. Low pressure will spin around over the Northeast early next week, causing more instability and, therefore, rain. Clouds and rain will limit highs to 60-65.
Becoming drier Tuesday
Weather conditions are expected to improve Tuesday. The rain-making area of low pressure will move east of the region. A few showers may linger into Tuesday morning, then the sky will become partly sunny. Tuesday afternoon will be dry and mild with highs in the lower 70s.
Wednesday & beyond
The forecast for the middle and end of next week is quite tricky. High pressure over eastern Canada may push cooler air southward across all New England. At the same time, several waves of low pressure may move across the region or just to our south. If that happens, we could have several days of cloudy, wet, and cool weather. Since there is so much uncertainty surrounding the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, we won’t get too specific at this time. We will be sure to keep you updated over the coming days.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron and Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest
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