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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cloudy For The Transit Of Venus, Summer Returns This Weekend!

June weather remained on hold today. All of this cool weather is caused by the combination of deep trough in the East and a strong ridge in the West. Basically, there is a traffic jam in the atmosphere! Scattered afternoon showers will pop up each day through Friday. After the sun sets, any leftover showers should dissipate.

Although we expect a lot of clouds around tonight for the transit of Venus, you might get lucky and see a small break in the clouds at some points tonight. But you don’t have to wait a lifetime to see this phenomenon! Check out this live feed of the transit on NASA! 

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect again tonight for western Long Island Sound with tidal departures 1.5 feet above astronomical high tide. This will bring some minor to moderate flooding to the same coastal towns that were impacted last night. High tide occurs just before 1 A.M.

Slow improvement continues tomorrow with a bit more sun poking through the clouds at times. But any sun we see will actually work against us by energizing the air and producing a few pop-up afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s, which is milder than the last two days. Afternoon showers stay in the forecast through Friday.

This weekend, the stubborn trough will finally move out, and winds will become southerly, transporting summer time heat! Temperatures soar into the 80s this weekend, with 90s possible by early next week!

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