Rain & Wind

Scattered areas of rain this morning will give way to more widespread precipitation developing from west to east this afternoon & evening. There will be embedded heavy downpours and the chance for a thunderstorm. South to southeast wind at 15-25 mph will gust to 35 mph and the potential for damaging wind gusts in excess of 50 mph exists where downpours and t-storms occur. Areas that are exposed to these higher gusts could experience power outages due to downed trees or branches (with most of the leaves still on the trees there is more force exerted on the trees compared to after the leaves have dropped). I wouldn't be surprise to see the NWS issue a severe t-storm warning for a few cells

Much Needed Rain On The Way

After the areas of morning fog finish lifting out today we will be left with a mostly cloudy sky, though you may see a few breaks. Highs will be 70-75. A few showers and scattered areas of rain, out ahead of the main band of rain from the next system will affect the area tonight, along with breezy conditions. The frontal system that will bring the much needed rain to the area (BDL is almost 4.00" below average for rainfall since Sept.1), stretches from Lower Michigan to Indiana & Kentucky,, then down into the Florida Panhandle and Gulf of Mexico this morning. Because there is a meridional steering flow aloft (south to north), this frontal system will move very slowly east. There will be

Orionids This Weekend

A large high pressure system centered over eastern Tennessee this morning will drift across the east coast this weekend, providing us with sunny & mild weather conditions. Highs will be in the 70's. A few spots across the interior could flirt with 80 Saturday afternoon. There may be a little bit more of a sea breeze component to the wind Sunday, so temperatures in sea breeze prone places may be a few degrees lower Sunday afternoon. The Orionid meteor shower peaks during the predawn hours Sunday morning. Conditions should be good for viewing with a mostly clear sky, no moonlight interference, and reasonable temperatures in the 40's-low 50's. Theoretically, you can see up to 20-25 meteor

More Rain This Afternoon

Here are the rainfall amounts from this morning (above). Parts of the northwest corner of CT had over an inch, but nothing measurable in southeastern CT. After a lull of a few hours, rain will redevelop during the afternoon with some embedded, heavier downpours, and the chance for a t-storm, along with an increasing southerly wind. Highs in the 70's. Rain ends early tonight, followed by late clearing. Lows in the 60's. Mixed sun & clouds tomorrow. Warm, but turning less humid. High near 80.

Summer In October Continues...

Nate has come ashore and as of this writing is a tropical storm. The center of circulation is tracking up along the Mississippi/Alabama border. Latest indications are that some of the remnants will reach our area with some heavier downpours and maybe a thunderstorm by mid-late afternoon Monday, however the highest rain amounts will likely be found well to our north & west (see NAM rainfall accumulation forecast image above). A low pressure trough is approaching our area from the west today. This will squeeze some showers and areas of rain out of the moist air mass that is over us and keep things a bit breezy today. Some places may hear a little thunder. Most of the showers & rain today

Next Significant Rain?

Tropical Depression #16 has transformed into Tropical Storm Nate this morning. Nate is centered on the coast of Nicaragua and has maximum sustained wind up to 40 mph. Nate is likely to track over the eastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula then into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. It will likely become a hurricane by the time it's in the Gulf. From there, it will probably make landfall somewhere between New Orleans and the western panhandle of Florida. The remnant moisture from Nate will track northeast along the Appalachians and along the next cold front, sliding in from the west next week. The scenario may produce some heavy downpours in our region by Monday/Tuesday, but it's still

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