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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Irene's Impacts Are Over...Well...Almost

The Housatonic and Farmington rivers have already peaked and are receding. The Connecticut River is cresting right now in Hartford. But in Middletown the river will cresting up near major flood stage early tomorrow morning. The amount of flooding will mimic spring 2007. By this weekend all rivers will be back to normal! But don’t jump in the water yet, there is still a lot of debris floating around. Tonight will be comfortable for those who are still in the dark after Irene.

Temperatures will tumble into the 50s with low humidity. Tomorrow will be another nice day for cleanup efforts! High pressure will provide mostly sunny skies and temperatures will be a little milder than recent days, climbing into the low to mid 80s. Clouds will increase a bit on Thursday with the chance for a shower in spots as a weak cold front moves through. You will also notice the humidity increasing a little bit.

High pressure will build back into New England on Friday with temperatures staying in the 70s. Over Labor Day weekend you may have to dodge a few raindrops or a thunderstorm on Saturday and Monday. But neither day should be a “washout” for your outdoor plans. Also, we’re not expecting enough rain to agitate rivers again.

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