9:00 PM UPDATE…

The sky is completely clear across Connecticut at this hour, and temperatures are now in the 40s and 50s.  Litchfield and Durham and the chilly spots with a temperature of 45 degrees.  The temperature is 51 in Hartford, 53 in Waterbury, and 50 degrees in New Haven.  The wind is very light.  In fact, many locations are reporting calm conditions.  The visibility is very good, but areas of fog are still expected to develop overnight.

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THIS EVENING & TONIGHT…

After a gorgeous day, we can look forward to a pleasant night. With high pressure in place, the sky will be clear or mainly clear this evening. Temperatures will fall back through the 50s then into the 40s. Later tonight and especially toward dawn, an easterly flow will result in an increase in cloud cover. Areas of fog may form as well. Overnight lows will range from 38-46.

TUESDAY…

A cold front will approach New England from the west tomorrow. Meanwhile, the remnants of Nestor will be lurking off the coast, south of New England. These 2 areas of moisture will converge on the region tomorrow and especially tomorrow night, and that means we’re in for another round of rain.

We may see a little sunshine tomorrow morning, but it won’t last long. A solid overcast will develop and there will be a rising chance for showers and drizzle during the afternoon. It is going to be a cool day with highs 55-60.

The cold front will move across the state tomorrow night and this will absorb some moisture from Nestor’s remnants. Therefore, showers or periods of rain are likely. A few moderate to heavy showers will mix in as well. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. Overnight lows will be near 50 degrees.

WEDNESDAY…

The cold front will move away to the east of the region Wednesday morning. Showers will end early in the morning, then the sky will become mostly sunny as a northwesterly flow ushers much drier air into the state. It’ll be breezy and seasonably mild with highs in the 60s.

Wednesday night will be clear and cool with lows 35-45.

THURSDAY…

A beautiful day with high pressure in place. The sky will be mostly sunny, and a south to southwesterly breeze will develop. The afternoon will be pleasant with highs in the 60s.

Thursday night should be clear to partly cloudy with lows mainly in the 40s.

FRIDAY…

Our weather should remain dry through the daytime hours. Partly sunny skies will likely give way to increasing cloudiness during the afternoon. Highs should range from 60-65.

A batch of showers will move across the state Friday night. Lows will be in the 40s.

THE WEEKEND…

Showers will end early Saturday morning, then a large area of high pressure will move into the Northeast as the day progresses. The sky will become mostly sunny, and the air will be crisp and cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

The combination of clear skies, light winds, and dry air will allow for a big temperature drop Saturday night. Lows will be in the 30s, but some upper 20s are possible in the normally colder locations.

Sunday should be mostly sunny, and the wind will be light with high pressure in place. After a frosty morning, temperatures should reach 55-60 during the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT & MONDAY…

The guidance models diverge quite a bit during this time period. The GFS is forecasting dry weather through Monday with lows in the 30s Sunday night and highs in the lower 60s Monday afternoon. That is what we are going with for now. However, the European Model is forecasting rain Sunday night and Monday with an area of low pressure advancing toward the East Coast. We will be sure to keep you updated over the coming days!

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest

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