Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Warm Up

Forecast Discussion:

Saturday will offer a little relief from the bitter cold.  Temperatures will approach 40 degrees which is still well below average for this time of year.  A warming trend will get underway on Sunday. A few showers will touch off late Saturday night with the arrival of the milder air.  For most of the state this will not be an issue. But for some towns in the northwest hills, temps could drop close to freezing creating a few slippery spots.
Sunday is dry and milder with high temperatures around 50 degrees!  Rain arrives Sunday night into Monday morning, some heavy at times. Rain tapers to scattered showers by Monday afternoon.  Temps will soar into the low 60s! Cooler air arrives by the middle of next week. 
The same front that will bring back the cold on Wednesday will also be a point of concern as a wave of low pressure develops along it.   Depending on how close to the coast the storm develops, Connecticut could be looking at rain/snow.  It’s too soon to say for sure. But we’ll keep an extra close eye on it, especially as Wednesday is one of the biggest travel days of the year!
Concerns For Wednesday...Still 5 days away!
Forecast Details:

Tonight: Cold! Low: 15-23.
Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing with clouds late in the day. High: upper 30s and lower 40s. Southwest wind at 5-15 mph.
Tomorrow night: Chance for a shower or two.  There could be a couple of slippery spots in the northwest hills where temps will be around freezing. Low: 30-35.
Sunday: Milder with a mix of clouds and sunshine. High: Upper 40s to lower 50s.
Monday: Mild! Morning rain tapering to afternoon showers. High: upper 50s to lower 60s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, remaining mild for this time of year. High: lower to middle 50s.

Wednesday: Watching a storm offshore closely. Cloudy with the chance for a period of rain/snow showers. Still a lot of uncertainty. High: Low 40s.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cold Returns Tomorrow

Weather Headlines:
  • Reinforcing shot of Cold air Friday
  • Cool, breezy Next Two Days
  • Chance For Slick Spots Saturday Night
  • Warm Up Sunday-Monday
Tonight: Clear, cold. Low: 20-25.

Tomorrow: Colder, breezy with lots of sunshine. High: mid to upper 30s. Northwest wind at 10-25 mph.

Saturday: Sunshine mixing with clouds late in the day. High: lower 40s inland, middle 40s for the shoreline. Southwest wind at 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Chance for drizzle or a touch of freezing drizzle before daybreak. Otherwise, milder with a mix of clouds and sunshine. High: upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, mild with scattered showers. High: upper 50s to lower 60s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, remaining mild for this time of year. High: lower to middle 50s.
                

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Record Cold!

As of 9 PM Tuesday Night
It’s so cold, we’re making Alaksa look mild! Yes, really.  It’s milder in Alaska right now than it is here in Connecticut.

Record breaking cold is possible in Bridgeport tonight. The current record stands at 24 degrees for Bridgeport, last set in 1986.  We’re forecasting an overnight low of 20 degrees.  Windsor Locks is less likely to break the record.  But it’s close as 12 degrees, set in 1924.  We’re forecasting a low of 15.

But the talk of record cold doesn’t stop there.  Windsor Locks could set a record for the minimum high temperature on Wednesday. The current record is 33 degrees, last set in 1955.  The record minimum low temperature in Bridgeport is 35 degrees, last set in 2008. Tomorrow will be sunny, breezy and cold.

Now that we got the talk of records out of the way…A warm front will bring a boost in clouds late Wednesday into early Thursday morning.  There is also a slight chance for a flurry or a sprinkle overnight.  But any precipitation is light and gone before sunrise. Thursday will not be as cold as recent days with high temps up around 40 degrees.  Since when did 40 degrees sound milder??

Friday and Saturday turn cold again with highs in the 40s.  A real legit warming trend will get underway Sunday into Monday when temperatures could eventually top 60 degrees! Heat wave!

Forecast Details:
Tonight: Clear, near record cold. Low: 12-20.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy and cool with clouds increasing late in the day and at night. High: upper 20s to mid 30s. Chance for flurries/sprinkles late at night.

Thursday: Morning clouds break for sunshine. Breezy, not as cold. High: upper 30s to lower 40s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, windy and chilly.  High: upper 30s to around 40 degrees.

Saturday: Sunny, less wind than recent days.  Still chilly!  High: upper 30s to lower 40s.


Sunday: Becoming mostly cloudy and milder with the chance for a few showers. High: around 50 degrees.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rain Ends & Winter Cold Takes Over

I feel like Mondays are perfect days for cloudy, dreary, rainy weather (it kind of goes with everyone’s mood).  The rain is moving out for Tuesday and getting replaced by some harsh cold.

Rain will taper off 7 pm – 10pm with some clearing late. Most roads should have a chance to dry before temps drop below freezing.  But any standing areas of water (poor drainage areas) could turn icy tonight inland as temps drop down around the freezing point.

There is a small chance a lake effect snow shower/flurries could hold together for Tuesday morning (best chance in the NW hills).  Otherwise, clouds will break for sunshine on Tuesday with falling temperatures.  The high will occur early in the day.  By late afternoon, temperatures will be back down around the freezing point. A westerly breeze will keep wind chills in the teens and twenties throughout  the day so bundle up!

The rest of the week remains cold but dry. Milder temps are possible by the end of the weekend.

Tonight: Rain tapering off 9-midnight. Becoming  breezy with some late clearing. A few slippery 
spots possible. Low: 30-37.

Tomorrow: Clouds break for sunshine, windy and cold. West wind at 15-30 mph. High: mid to upper 30s early, temps falling through the afternoon.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, breezy, cold. West wind 5 to 15 mph. High: lower 30s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, not as cold as recent days. High: upper 30s to around 40 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool. High: upper 30s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, cool. High: around 40 degrees.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MIA

Sorry I have been MIA  this week. I have been training on a new weather system and working a split shift, leaving me exhausted! I'll pick up here by Friday.  Thanks for your patience. I think you're going to love the stuff I have been working on.  To be revealed in a couple of months...just in time for me to go on maternity leave (go figure)!

For now, check me out on facebook and twitter for quick weather updates!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Come Say Hi!

I'll be at the Ski, Sun + Travel Expo this weekend from around 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Please come say hi! I'll be there with Joe Furey, Dan Amarante, Audrey Kutchen and many other FOX friends.

It's a great event too! The last two years I purchased a discounted Express Pass to Killington and it was worth every penny.  Hope to see you there!

Cooler But Pleasant Weekend



Even though temperatures this weekend will be cooler, with more sunshine and less wind it will feel warmer than Friday.  There is a chance for a shower Saturday night into Sunday morning.  A warming trend gets underway next week with high temperatures peaking in the 60s for Tuesday and/or Wednesday.  That warm up will precede the coldest air we have seen all season long!  Not only will temps plummet (starting Thursday) but it looks like the cold will stick around for a while...perhaps all the way into Thanksgiving.  If this pattern keeps up, it won't be long until we get some snow...just sayin'.

Tonight: Slow clearing, winds diminish. COLD!  Low: 25-33.

Saturday: Cool despite plenty of sunshine. Less wind, a pleasant feel. High:middle 40s to around 50 degrees.

Sunday: Chance for an early shower. Otherwise partly cloudy and a bit milder. High: lower 50s inland, middle 50s for the shoreline.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: lower to middle 50s.

Tuesday: Mild! Increasing clouds, chance for a shower late in the day or at night. High: mid 50s to around 60 degrees.

Wednesday: Chance for showers, mainly in the morning. Then some clearing. High: 50s to around 60 degrees. Turning colder at night.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rain Departs As The Wind Picks Up

After a cloudy, cool, raw and rainy day the weather will slowly dry off overnight with lows dropping into the 40s.  Tomorrow will be windy with a mix of sun and clouds.  Gusts could reach up to 30 mph. The weekend starts off bright but chilly with temperatures in the 40s. Winter is coming!  Arctic air takes over by the end of next week.

Tonight
: Lingering showers and drizzle slowly tapering off. Low: 40s.

Tomorrow: Windy with a mix of sun and clouds. Northwest wind at 10-20 mph with higher gusts up to 30 mph. High: Near 50 inland, middle 50s for the shore.

Saturday: Cool despite plenty of sunshine. Less wind, out of the south at 5-10 mph. High: middle to upper 40s.

Sunday: Chance for an early morning sprinkle. Becoming mostly sunny. High: lower to middle 50s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High: Lower to middle 50s.


Tuesday: Lots of sunshine with a few clouds increasing late in the day. High: Upper 40s to lower 50s.

GFS high temps by Thursday of next week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Warmer Before We Get Wet

Weather Headlines:
  • One more mild day Wednesday, 60s
  • Wet Thursday
  • Lingering Shower Friday
  • Temps crash by this weekend

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, not as cold. Low: 40s.

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy, warm for November!  High: middle to upper 60s.

Thursday: Rain developing, some heavy. Cooler than recent days.  High: lower to middle 50s.

Friday: Rain lingering into the morning. Then some clearing. High: lower to middle 50s.

Saturday: Cooler than recent days, despite plenty of sunshine. High: around 50 degrees.


Sunday: Increasing clouds, chance for showers in the afternoon, mainly late and at night. High: upper 40s to lower 50s.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunny Skies Ahead For Election Day


Weather Headlines:
  • Chilly, 30s tonight
  • 60+ the next two days
  • Rainy & windy Thursday
  • Cooler This weekend
Weather  Discussion:

The wind will continue to slowly diminish after a blustery weekend. The weather will cooperate for Election Day with lots of sunshine and a slightly milder feel.  The next two days will be at 60 degrees or better.  Rain returns on Thursday. Some could be heavy at times with a gusty breeze. Looking ahead, the weekend is dry but cooler with highs dropping back around 50 degrees.

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Mostly clear, another cool night. Winds diminish. Low: 30s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with some high clouds. A bit milder. High: around 60 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, a bit milder. High: lower 60s.        

Thursday: Periods of rain likely. High: middle to upper 50s.

Friday: Rain lingering into the morning. Then some clearing. High: lower to middle 50s.

Saturday: Cooler than recent days, despite plenty of sunshine. High: around 50 degrees.