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Monday, September 17, 2012

Late Summer Storms

Our nice stretch of weather is officially over. You wanted rain?  You’re getting it in the form of a full-fledged rainstorm.  

Clouds will continue to increase tonight. Showers and storms will develop tomorrow morning as a warm front lifts north of Connecticut.  A High Wind Watch is in effect for all of Connecticut. Southwesterly winds will increase throughout the day, gusting up to 50+ mph by tomorrow afternoon and evening.  Winds could cause some minor damage and scattered power outages. The humidity will rise too, fueling the unstable air mass.  Storms will become stronger and more numerous late in the afternoon.  Some could turn severe with damaging winds and poor drainage flooding.

 The worst wind and heaviest rain will arrive late Tuesday night with the cold front. Showers and thunder will linger into Wednesday morning followed by clearing.  If the front moves a little faster (which is still possible), the rain will be out of here for the morning commute.  To be safe,  plan on leaving yourself extra time to get to work or school Wednesday morning.

The rest of the week looks positively fall-like for the last few days of summer.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday looks sunny and dry with daytime highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. Fall arrives this Saturday!

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