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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Starts Cold With A Storm On The Horizon

While January 1st is dry, we’re already tracking the first storm of 2014. It’s not a blockbuster storm.  But we’ll get enough snow to at least cause some travel issues.
Timing: Wednesday night around midnight  – Friday morning

Accumulations: 4”-8” of light fluffy snow

Breakdown: Occasional light snow will get us started late Wednesday night into Thursday.  Snow will become steadier and a bit heavier Thursday night into early Friday morning before tapering off.

Following the storm, Friday is downright frigid with high temps in the teens and subzero temperatures at night. Real winter cold has arrived!

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind chills in the teens and single digits at midnight. Lows: 15-20

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds. Chilly. High temperatures in the upper 20s inland, near 30 degrees for the shoreline. Snow begins around or after midnight.

Thursday: Periods of light snow and flurries. High temperatures in the middle 20s inland, upper 20s for the shoreline. Snow becoming steady and a bit heavier at night.

Friday: Heaviest snow ending early, with lingering flurries ending mid to late morning. Some clearing. But cold! High temperatures in the teens.

Saturday: Dangerously cold start to the day with temperatures beginning around or below zero! Sunny in the afternoon but remaining chilly. High temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Sunday: Sunshine fading behind increasing clouds. Chance for a snow shower at night. High temperatures in the middle 30s.

Friday, December 27, 2013

50/50 Weekend

This weekend will be 50/50. Get your outdoor activities and errands done Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid  40s.  Sunday looks wet with showers developing midday.  Rain will come down heavy at times late in the afternoon and at night. As cooler air begins to stream in as the storm departs, rain may briefly change over to a wintry mix before ending.  This is most likely to happen in the northwest hills.  Winter cold returns next week with highs in the teens and twenties!

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low: 20s.

Tomorrow: A mix of sunshine and clouds. Mild for this time of year! High temperatures in the lower to middle 40s.

Sunday: Cloudy with rain developing midday. Some heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. Rain could end briefly as a wintry mix (mainly in northwest Connecticut). High temp around 40 degrees.

Monday: Gradually turning partly cloudy. Breezy. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s for the shoreline.

Tuesday: Blustery and colder with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20s! Sunshine mixing in with a few afternoon clouds.

As the ball drops: Temps in the teens!  But dry roads.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny start with increasing clouds, mainly late in the day. A few snow showers possible at night.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Calm Before the (Mainly Rain) Storm

The next several days look quiet and milder! A southwest wind will allow temperatures to climb into the 40s by this weekend. This mild air will set the stage for our next storm on Sunday. Low pressure moving northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico will bring rain showers Sunday afternoon. Arctic air is lacking in this set up. But as the storm deepens off the coast of Nantucket, some colder air could cause rain to change over to a wintry mix briefly before ending. Luckily this is a quick hitter! The storm is moving out by Monday morning.

Colder air streams in by New Years Eve with high temperatures in the 20s! Luckily, the weather will cooperate by remaining dry for New Years Eve plans.

Arctic air arrives January second with a reinforcing shot of cold air with some towns staying in the teens for high temperatures!

Tonight: Partly cloudy to clear. Lows: 17-24
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny and a bit milder than recent days. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s inland. Near 40 degrees for the shoreline.
Saturday: A mix of sunshine and clouds. Mild for this time of year! High temperatures in the low to middle 40s.
Sunday: Cloudy with rain developing (mainly late). Rain could change to an icy mix at night. High temperatures in the lower 40s.
Monday: /mix ending before daybreak. Gradually turning partly cloudy. High temperatures in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees.
Tuesday: Breezy and colder with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20s! Sunshine mixing in with a few afternoon clouds.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I'm Mrs. Heat Miser

40s feel almost mild compared to the winter cold and snow from earlier this week.  Temperatures will slowly tick up the next several days.  But the warm up comes with limited sunshine. Friday and Saturday remain mainly dry but a shower can’t be ruled out each afternoon.  Showers are most likely on Sunday along with temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees.  With the mild air and patchy fog, snow will melt at a rapid pace. The cool down begins Monday. By Tuesday we’re back in the 30s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows: 29-34

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds, becoming mostly cloudy. Milder. Chance for a shower late in the day or at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Few showers developing in the afternoon. High temperatures in the middle to upper 40s.

Sunday: Scattered showers, patchy fog. Very warm! High temperatures in the 50s statewide. Some towns may approach the 60 degree mark!

Monday: Some clearing, breezy. Cooler than Sunday but still above average! High temperatures in the low to mid 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Tuesday: Cold despite plenty of sunshine. High temperatures in the low to mid 30s.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drip, Drip, Drip

Snow piles will continue to shrink over the coming days. Sunshine will mix in with clouds on Thursday as slightly milder air moves in. The warming trend will continue Friday with the chance for a shower late in the day or at night. Saturday the battle zone between cold and warm air will take place directly over Connecticut. This will result in lots of clouds and scattered showers. Eventually the warmth will win resulting in a wet and warm Sunday with periods of rain and highs in the 50s.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: 17-24.

Tomorrow: A mixture of sunshine and clouds, a bit milder. High temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Friday: Increasing clouds, milder. Chance for showers late in the day or at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Showers developing in the afternoon. High temperatures in the middle to upper 40s.

Sunday: Periods of rain, foggy and very warm! High temperatures in the 50s statewide. Some towns may approach the 60 degree mark!

Monday: Clearing, breezy. Cooler than Sunday but still above average! High temperatures in the low to mid 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Melting The Snow Away

2”-5” of snow fell today.  While that doesn’t sound like a lot, the impact for this storm was higher because of the cold air!  With temperatures in the teens, every snowflake that fell accumulated on the roads.  With the peak of the storm hitting during rush hour, numerous roads became congested and snow covered.  But that’s over now!  Snow is winding down. Shoveling aside, we get a prolonged break from the snow.

With this recent cold and snowy pattern, you would think a white Christmas was a given this year.  Not so fast.   A warming trend is underway that will slowly chip away at the snow on the ground. Wednesday will be partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures in the mid and upper 30s.  40s are likely Friday and Saturday.  The warm up peaks Sunday with highs in the 50s and periods of rain!  Temperatures will get back to average around Christmas time but little (or no) snow cover will remain.

Tonight: Lingering flurry. Low: Teens

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy. Not as cold as recent days. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, a bit milder. High temperatures in the upper 30s inland, lower 40s for the shoreline.

Friday: Increasing clouds, noticeably milder. Chance for showers late in the day or at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Saturday: Early showers followed by some clearing. Showers redeveloping at night. High temperatures in the middle 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Sunday: Periods of rain, foggy and very warm! High temperatures in the 50s statewide. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

20s Thursday, Watching The Weekend

The official start to winter is still over a week away but our preview continues. An arctic front brought a reinforcing shot of cold air early Thursday. High temperatures will remain in the 20s statewide with plenty of sunshine. Clouds will increase Friday ahead of another front.  A few flurries are possible but most of the day will remain dry. The next storm will arrive Saturday and depart Sunday morning. While plowable snow is certainly possible, I don’t see this being a major snowstorm.

Without a blocking pattern, it appears a developing coastal storm will develop and move out too fast to bring a lot of snow/ice. I also don’t see the northern and southern branches of the jet stream phasing. These important factors will prevent us from getting a blockbuster snow/ice event.

 Light snow showers will break out Saturday.  With temperatures in the 20s, it shouldn’t have any trouble sticking to the ground! Snow will become steady in the afternoon. By Saturday night, here’s where things get tricky.  We’re waiting to see the track and intensity of a secondary coastal storm.  Right now we’re forecasting snow Saturday night that could mix in or change over to sleet, freezing rain and eventually rain (along the shoreline).

We should be able to give you details regarding accumulations in a day or so.  We'll keep you posted!
Tonight: Chance a few flurries. Late clearing. Low: 14-21

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing with a few afternoon clouds, arctic cold! High temperatures in the middle 20s inland, upper 20s for the shoreline.

Friday: Increasing clouds, remaining chilly. Chance for a flurry. High temperatures in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees inland, low 30s for the shoreline.

Saturday: Cloudy with light snow developing. becoming steady in the afternoon. High temperatures in the 20s statewide. Accumulating snow is likely.

Sunday: Morning snow/mix/rain tapering off. Travel plans might be impacted depending on precipitation type. High temperatures around 30 degrees.

Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy and cold. High temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Ice, Then Snow...Now COLD

Check out snow accumulations from the today’s storm.  Keep in mind, not all of them are current.  So check out the time stamp next to each one.

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Above freezing temps helped the roads during the day. But tonight any wet untreated road/walkways turn icy.

Monday was icy. Tuesday was snowy. The rest of the work week remains dry but it won’t feel any less like winter. By Thursday high temperatures will be in the 20s! So what else is brewing? After a three day break, there is a growing chance for a storm this weekend. Right now it looks like snow could break out in the afternoon. Snow may/may not change to a wintry mix at night into Sunday morning. It is still too early for specifics. Bottom line if you have weekend plans, watch the forecast.

Tonight: Lingering snow showers. Black ice. High: Mid-upper teens.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, cold and windy. High temperatures around 30 inland, low 30s for the shoreline.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, arctic cold! High temperatures in the middle 20s inland, upper 20s for the shoreline.

Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy, remaining cold. High temperatures in the upper 20s inland, low 30s for the shoreline.

Saturday: Cloudy with snow developing in the afternoon and accumulating before possibly changing over to a wintry mix at night.

Sunday: Morning snow/mix tapering off. Travel plans might be impacted depending on precipitation type. High temperatures in the low 30s.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another Minor Storm

Another day, another minor “storm”.  But instead of a messy wintry mix, this one will be all snow!  On Tuesday snow starts around the end of the morning commute and moves out before the evening drive.  9am-3pm (give or take an hour). Most of the state will end up with a couple of inches of snow.  But higher amounts are possible if a heavier snow band set up.  2”-4” as a range should cover it. Snow will be light and fluffy. The rest of the work week is cold, breezy and dry. Another storm is possible this weekend. The timing and precipitation type is still unclear.

Tonight: Patchy fog/mist. Low: 27-35.

Tomorrow: Snow developing 8 am-10 am, ending 2 pm-4 pm. 2"-4" of snow. High temperatures in the low 30s inland, mid 30s for the shoreline.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, cold and windy. High temperatures around 30 inland, low 30s for the shoreline.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, arctic cold! High temperatures in the middle to upper 20s.

Friday: Partly cloudy, remaining cold. High temperatures in the upper 20s inland, low 30s for the shoreline.

Saturday: Another storm is possible. While this doesn't look like a big snow maker, a wintry mix could cause travel problems.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

50s One Final Day

Thursday will be the mildest day in a long time. Temperatures will climb into the 50s which is impressive considering the time of year and lack of sun.  A nuisance shower is possible as a warm front approaches but most of the day will be dry.  You can get away without an umbrella on Thursday. But don’t leave home without the rain gear Friday. A powerful cold front will bring showers at times.  As an area of low pressure develops along the front, another wave of precipitation is likely Friday night into Saturday morning. With the cold air racing in, this could bring a brief period of snow/sleet. If the timing is perfect we could get a coating to an inch or two of snow. But if the cold air lags behind the front, very little changeover will occur with no accumulation.  Either way, we anticipate quick clearing on Saturday with cooler air taking over.

Saturday and Sunday look cool but dry as arctic high pressure builds into the region. Then we have to watch for another chance for winter weather.  Low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico will move towards Quebec.  Typically this is a warm track for us, meaning we would get rain, not snow!  While I do anticipate rain for most of Monday, there could be a brief burst of snow/sleet/freezing rain before the milder air punches in.  I don’t anticipate a lot of snow but there could be a messy period early Monday morning just in time for the commute. 

Tonight: Increasing clouds, areas of drizzle. Lows: 36-43

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, milder. Chance for a passing shower or some drizzle. High temperatures in the middle to upper 50s.

Friday: Cloudy with periods of rain. Turning cooler with temperatures falling into the 30s during the afternoon. Rain changing to a wintry mix/snow late at night.

Saturday: Early morning snow. Quick clearing but remaining chilly with high temperatures in the upper 30s inland, near 40 degrees for the shoreline.

Sunday: Increasing clouds. Snow developing at night. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s along the shoreline.

Monday: Early morning snow/ice changing to rain. Travel problems are possible for the morning commute. Periods of rain the rest of the day. Highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

One Piece Of The Puzzle

I think rain will change over to a mix of snow and sleet and then eventually snow Friday night into Saturday morning. Here's one of about a million things I look at when making a forecast.

You're looking at a cross section of the atmosphere modeled by the ECMWF or "European" model. On the Y axis you have pressure in MB. As you go up in the atmosphere, the pressure gets lower. So the bottom of the y axis would show you what's going on at ground level. The x axis is location as if you're looking at a slice of the atmosphere from New Haven (far left) to Windsor Locks (far right). The colors show temperature at various levels of the atmosphere.  Anything above 0 degrees is painted in green and yellow.

Notice how Friday night we start off as rain because as snow falls from the clouds it enters a big layer of above freezing temperatures and melts.
Rain Friday night
Here's where things get a little more complicated. Look at New haven on the left side first. Snow falls into a warmer layer and melts into rain.  Then just above the surface the rain refreezes before reaching the ground, likely forming sleet. In Windsor Locks on the far right, snow only falls into a marginal layer of above freezing temperatures.  Here the snow may actually survive the trip down to the ground.

Changing to Sleet/Snow
Then by Saturday morning the  layer above freezing is completely washed out allowing any leftover snow to reach the ground!
Snow/Sleet mix to all snow

Milder Two Days Before Winter Returns

In the short term, temperatures will be warming up.  Highs will be in the 50s by Thursday.  But in the long term, winter cold will win out.  It’s not that surprising for December!  The arctic plunge will get started on Friday with periods of rain and falling temperatures. With winter cold we also have a couple chances for a wintry mix or even snow!  The first opportunity for a changeover will be Friday night into early Saturday.  But we’re also keeping an eye on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, patchy fog. Low: 26-33.

Tomorrow: Patchy early morning fog. Partly sunny with increasing clouds late in the day. High temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Few light showers at night.

Thursday: Chance for an early morning shower. Otherwise, milder with a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures in the lower to mid 50s. Showers redeveloping at night.

Friday: Cloudy with periods of rain. Turning dramatically cooler with the high occurring early in the day and temperatures crashing throughout the day. Rain changing to a wintry mix/snow at night.

Saturday: Early morning snow. Quickly clearing but remaining chilly with high temperatures in the upper 30s inland, near 40 degrees for the shoreline.

Sunday: Increasing clouds. Snow developing late in the day or at night. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s along the shoreline.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Frozen Turkeys!

This will be the coldest Thanksgiving since 2002! Morning football games and the Manchester Road Race will get off to a frosty start with temperatures in the upper 20s.  But it will feel like the teens and twenties all day when you factor in the winds, gusting up to 30 miles an hour. At least we’ll see plenty of sunshine.  Friday will be just as cold but with less wind, the day will feel a lot more comfortable. Saturday remains dry but a few rain or snow showers are possible on Sunday.

Tonight: A leftover rain or snow shower early. Then clearing, colder. Low: 20s

Tomorrow: Colder and blustery. Northwest winds 10 to 20 miles an hour with gusts up to 30. Wind chill in the 10s and 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool. Less wind than recent days. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s for the shoreline.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, a bit milder. Increasing clouds late. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, a bit milder than recent days. Chance for a few rain or snow showers. High temperatures near 40 degrees.   

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wet and Windy Wednesday!

Torrential rain, a deluge, raining cats and dogs….I’m running out of ways to describe just how heavy the rain will get on Wednesday!  Rain will be acco

What could make pre-Thanksgiving traffic even more horrendous? Torrential rain and high winds!

Timing: Tonight through Wednesday afternoon. The heaviest rain and highest winds will occur after midnight through Wednesday morning.

Alerts: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect statewide from midnight through Wednesday afternoon. With the rainfall deficit at 5-6 inches, major rivers are extremely low and will not flood.  But some smaller streams will rise. Poor drainage flooding will be an issue, especially with all the leaves on the ground (some clogging storm drains). Also, basement flooding could be an issue, especially if you still have leaves in your gutters.

 In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect for Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New London, Middlesex counties and the shoreline of New Haven and Fairfield Counties with gusts up to 50 mph.  High winds could take down small/weak tree limbs and produce a few outages too.

Forecast Details:
The rain has already started, mixing in with sleet in some towns. But any mix will change entirely over to rain as temperatures climb through the evening and overnight hours. By tomorrow morning, temperatures will be soaring through the 40s and low 50s.

Rain will come down in sheets Wednesday morning accompanied by winds gusting up to 40 or 50 miles an hour. Rain will taper off in the mid to late afternoon, ending at night. Sharply colder air will follow. This means any leftover puddles Wednesday night could turn into an ice skating rink by Thanksgiving morning.

At the Manchester Road Race, temperatures will start off right around the 30 degree mark, but it will feel like the teens when you factor in the winds!  Gusts will get up to 30 mph.  High temperatures will only reach into the low 30s. Sunshine will mix with a few clouds as the day progresses.

Daily Forecast:
Tonight: Rain, becoming heavy. Winds increasing. Temperatures rising through the 40s.

Tomorrow: Rain, heavy at times. Gusty south wind blowing at 15 to 30 miles an hour with gusts to 40-50 (highest in eastern CT). Rain tapering off mid-late afternoon. High temperature in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.

Thursday: Colder and blustery. Northwest winds 10 to 25 miles an hour with gusts up to 40. Wind chill in the 10s and 20s. High temperature in the low 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool. Less wind than recent days. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s for the shoreline.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, a bit milder. Increasing clouds late. High temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

Sunday: Increasing clouds, a bit milder than recent days. Chance for a rain or snow shower late day or at night. High temperatures in the low 40s.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday's Forecast: Rain, Wind & Traffic

 Torrential rain and high winds will accompany one of the busiest travel days of the year! 2”-4” of rain Tuesday night – Wednesday could cause poor drainage/basement flooding.  Now would be a great time to make sure fallen leaves are free from storm drains and gutters. I also expect lots of airport delays caused by a low cloud deck and high winds.
ECMWF (Euro) Total rainfall

The wind will howl all day Wednesday and could contribute to a few power outages. Southerly winds will blow consistently at 15 to 30 miles an hour with higher gusts up to 50 – 60 miles an hour!  A High Wind Watch is in effect for eastern Connecticut including Tolland, Windham, New London and Middlesex counties and the shoreline of New Haven and Fairfield Counties. These areas are most likely to experience those higher gusts up to 60 miles an hour!
ECMWF 10 m wind gusts. Note Gusts are in Knots!

Timing: While Tuesday is mainly dry, a rain or snow shower is possible late in the day or at night as the next storm approaches. While a brief wintry mix is possible at the onset of precipitation Tuesday night, everyone will quickly change over to rain.  Rain will come down heavy at times Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. By Wednesday night, rain is tapering off.

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 20-30

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, chance for a rain or snow shower late in the day or at night. Brief wintry ix possible at night before changing over to rain. Heavy rain overnight. High: Low 40s inland, mid 40s for the shoreline.

Wednesday: Rain, heavy at times. Gusty south wind blowing at 15 to 30 miles an hour with gusts to 50-60 (highest in eastern CT). Rain tapering off late. Highs: 50s and low 60s

Thursday: Colder and blustery. Northwest winds 10 to 25 miles an hour with gusts up to 40. Wind chill in the 10s and 20s. High: Low 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool.  Less wind than recent days. High temperatures in the middle 30s inland, upper 30s for the shoreline.


Saturday: Mostly sunny, a bit milder. Increasing clouds late. High temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Let The Cooldown Begin

Cool air arrives in stages this weekend. Stage one arrives Saturday with high temperatures in the 40s along with a nice mix of sun and clouds. Stage two will arrive on Sunday with harsh cold that will remind you winter is around the corner.  The arctic front bringing the big chill arrives Saturday night along with the chance for a snow shower. Winds will crank up on Sunday with gusts up to 40 mph and a wind chill in the single digits and teens. It will feel like zero or colder by Monday morning.

Tonight: Chance for showers, then late clearing. Lows: 34-39

Tomorrow: Cold and windy with a few flurries or snow showers. High temperatures in the upper 20s inland, low 30s for the shoreline. Wind chills in the teens and single digits. Gusts up to 35+ mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, cold, not as windy. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. Chance for a few flurries or a snow shower late day or at night.

Wednesday: Watching the possibility of a coastal storm, with gusty winds. Mainly rain is expected but parts of the state could get a wintry mix. It’s too early to get into specifics with a storm 5 days away.  There is too much uncertainty.  But it’s certainly worth watching if you have any travel plans leading up to Thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mild, Showers Friday, Crashing Temps This Weekend

Friday will be the mildest day for a while before temps take a nose dive. Skipping into the future, we are closely watching the potential for a coastal storm next Wednesday, especially since it’s a major travel day. There is still a lot of uncertainty. The storm could miss us entirely, or bring a nasty combination rain and wind.  Right now a big snow storm is least likely of all the scenarios. Whatever ends up happening, Thanksgiving looks dry but cold with high temperatures in the 30s.

Tonight: Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Lows: 33-43

Tomorrow: Morning showers or areas of rain.  Mainly dry in the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. Some brightening is possible. Mild with high temperatures in the 50s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny, cooler and breezy. High temperatures in the lower 40s.

Sunday: Colder and windy with the chance for some flurries. A high temperature near 30 degrees with wind chills in the teens. Gusts up to 35+ mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, cold, not as windy. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. Watching a possible coastal storm for Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You Call This Cold!? Wait Til Sunday!

Video Forecast: Wednesday Weather: Milder, Cooler Days Ahead

Clouds and the temperature will increase the next couple of days. That slight warm up will not last long. A cold front will bring a shower in spots late Friday into early Saturday, followed by harsh winter cold. High temperatures on Sunday will struggle to reach the freezing mark and wind chills will be in the teens. By Sunday night it will feel like the single digits. The next prospect for rain/snow is Wednesday.  Exact details are uncertain, the storm could miss entirely.  But it bears watching.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to clear. Low: 20s

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing in with high clouds. A bit milder than recent days. High temperatures in the middle 40s.

Friday: Milder with increasing clouds. High temperatures in the upper 40s inland, lower 50s for the shoreline. Chance for a sprinkle or shower in spots.

Saturday: A lingering morning shower or two followed by some clearing. Becoming windy. High temperatures in the middle 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline. 

Sunday: Colder and windy with the chance for some flurries. High temperatures will be in the 30s with wind chills in the teens!

Monday: Partly cloudy, cold, not as windy. High temperatures in the middle to upper 30s.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Colder The Next 24 Hours

Tuesday Afternoon Weather: Colder Temperatures Ahead

Brrrrrr!  What a difference one day can make.  Temperatures today were about 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday.  And I know you could feel the difference!

Wednesday will be the coldest day of the week but at least the wind is diminishing! High pressure building in overhead will provide abundant sunshine.  As the high slips offshore Thursday and Friday a slight warming trend will get underway. Clouds will increase late week, followed by showers late Friday into Saturday morning.  Arctic cold takes over on Sunday behind the front.  Along with winter cold will be winter precipitation.  Don’t be surprised if you see a few flurries flying around!

Tonight: Clear, cold! Low: 22-28

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, chilly. Less wind than recent days. High temperatures in the lower 40s inland, middle 40s for the shoreline.

Thursday: Sunshine mixing in with high clouds, especially late in the day. High temperatures in the middle 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Friday: Milder with increasing clouds. High temperatures around the 50 degree mark. Chance for a sprinkle or shower in spots late.

Saturday: Morning showers give way to some afternoon clearing. Becoming windy. Another mild day with high temperatures around 50 degrees.


Sunday: Colder and windy with the chance for some flurries. High temperatures will be in the 30s with wind chills in the 20s.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cooler But Not Cold.

Bye By 60s! It's been real.

Fall weather went on hold for a bit. But reality is settling back in. Temperatures Tuesday will run about 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Monday. While no doubt you will notice the drop in temperature, by November standards, it’s not arctic cold.  In fact, temperatures will remain fairly close to average this week with highs in the 40s most days accompanied by mostly sunny skies. A little warming trend is even possible late week. The real frigid stuff returns early next week with highs in the 30s.

Tonight: Clear start, becoming partly cloudy and breezy. Low: 36-39.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy to mostly clear, breezy and noticeably cooler. Northwest wind at 10 to 25 miles an hour. High temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, chilly. High temperatures in the lower 40s inland, middle 40s for the shoreline.

Thursday: Sunshine mixing in with high clouds, especially late in the day. High temperatures in the middle 40s inland, upper 40s for the shoreline.

Friday: Milder with increasing clouds. High temperatures around thee 50 degree mark. Chance for a sprinkle or shower in spots at night.


Saturday: Showers and areas of rain developing. Another mild day with high temperatures around 50 degrees. Arctic cold arrives Sunday.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mild Right Through The Weekend

My Friday evening forecast gets off to a running start. Haha: Friday Evening Weather: Comfortable, Mostly Cloudy Tonight

This mild stretch continues right through the weekend making for great weather for outdoor plans!  Saturday will start off cloudy but will get brighter as the day progresses. Clouds return Sunday with the chance for a shower in spots. But most of the day will remain dry. The best chance for widespread rain will be late Sunday night into Monday as a cold front approaches.  Warmth peaks Monday in the low 60s. Cooler air returns behind the front as high temperatures drop back into the 40s.

Tonight: Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Low: 35-45

Tomorrow: Clouds break for partly to mostly sunny skies. A brighter afternoon! High temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Chance for a sprinkle or shower in spots. High temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to near 60 degrees. A warm night!

Monday: Showers and areas of rain through midday followed by clearing. The high temperature will occur in the morning with falling temps by afternoon.

Tuesday: Cooler and breezy with partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the Mid to upper 40s.


Wednesday: Sunshine mixing in with high clouds. High temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Complete 180 Today. From Winter Back To Fall

You can watch the 4PM Show's Forecast video here: Thursday Weather: Clear, Not As Cold Tonight

What a difference one day can make! Yesterday we were all wearing winter coats with a mid December chill.  Now temperatures are running above average with highs in the mid to upper 50s Friday through the weekend. Clouds will stream in from time to time the next few days with a southwest flow. A sprinkle or two is possible on Sunday. But the next best chance at rain will be Monday. Temperatures will take a run at the 60 degree mark before rain develops. Cooler air follows Tuesday and beyond.

Tonight: Not as cold. Lows: 28-35

Tomorrow: Milder with sunshine and high clouds. High temperatures in the middle 50s.

Saturday: Pleasant and mild with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Clouds and some sun, mild. Chance for a sprinkle or two. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday: Warm for mid November! Mostly cloudy with showers or areas of rain developing. High temperatures around 60 degrees.

Tuesday: Cooler and breezy with partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the Mid to upper 40s.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Graphics Make Me Happy

I don't paint anymore. I make weather graphics.  That's art, right? That's what I like to tell myself.



Spent a lot of the night creating this little gem. Send me a glamour shot of your town & I would be happy to add it! rfrank@foxct.com I'm obsessed with making new graphics, in case you didn't know. Got to keep it fresh!

Near Record Breaking Chill Today, Temperatures Inching Up

Check out my forecast video from today here: Wednesday Weather: A Sunny And Warmer Weekend Ahead

The last couple of days offered a taste of early winter cold with temperatures stuck in the 30s! In fact, Bridgeport was only one degree shy of breaking a record today, for the coldest high temperature on November 13th.   I couldn’t even get my dog to go for a walk with me this morning.  He looked at me with his sad puppy dog eyes, like he was saying “do I have to?”

Thursday is a transitional day with sunshine and a southwest wind allowing highs to approach 50 degrees. And temperatures will soar well into the 50s Friday into the weekend. By early next week, the thermometer will flirt with 60 degrees before our next cool down. After today, that’s practically beach weather!

Tonight: Clear, cold. Hot chocolate weather. Lows: 22-28

Tomorrow: Not as cold as recent days. Less wind too. Mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Friday: Milder with mostly sunny sunny skies. High temperatures in the low to middle 50s.

Saturday: Pleasant and mild with mostly sunny skies to start. Clouds thicken up later in the day. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Chance for a shower, mainly late. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday: Warm for mid November! Mostly cloudy with showers or areas of rain developing. High temperatures near 60!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Snow Of The Season, Milder Late Week

Check out this video: 'Tuesday Afternoon Weather: Coldest Day Of The Season'

We eased into winter weather this morning.  Most of the state saw their first flakes of the year!  Luckily, most of the snow stuck to the grass (and not the roads).  The highest accumulations could be found in southwest Connecticut. Ridgefield measured 2” of snow. Shelton was close behind with 1.5”.  Bethany and Prospect also measured around an inch. You can always find snow accumulations or peak wind gusts here.

Now that the snow has melted, the big story is the winter cold left behind. Near record cold is in the forecast for tonight. The overnight record for Windsor Locks is 18 degrees set back in 2001. I don’t think Bradley International Airport will break it.  But we’ll be in the ballpark!  Tomorrow…30s. The last time temperatures failed to hit 40 degrees was all the way back in March for the second day of spring! But winter haters don’t have to wait long for temps to rebound. Thursday is milder and 50s return Friday into the weekend. 

Tonight: Clearing, cold. 17-23 inland. 23-25 shoreline.

Wednesday: A taste of winter. Chilly, despite wall to wall sunshine. Remaining breezy. High temperatures struggle to reach 40 degrees.
Wind Chill Wednesday AM

Thursday: Not as cold as recent days. Less wind too. Mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Friday: Milder with mostly sunny sunny skies. High temperatures in the low to middle 50s.

Saturday: Pleasant and mild with mostly sunny skies to start. Clouds thicken up later in the day. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.


Sunday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Chance for a shower. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday, November 11, 2013

First Snow Of The Season

SNO-M-G! (Sorry, I couldn't resist).
Winter will be in the air tomorrow morning. An arctic front swings through tonight bringing a few light rain showers to start. Rain will mix in and change to snow tomorrow morning. Some heavier snow squalls are possible too which could lower visibility and drop a quick coating of snow in spots. While little or no accumulation is expected (less than one inch), the poor timing will result in some issues for the early commute. Watch out for slick spots as temperatures will be in the 30s statewide. Snow ends between 7am-9am from northwest to southeast. The rest of the day is breezy and chilly! Temps rebound late week, back to the 50s!

Tonight: Rain/snow showers developing late. Low: 33-37

Tomorrow: A rain or snow squall around early in the morning. Partly cloudy, breezy and cold. Most of the day will be in the 30s.

Wednesday: A taste of winter.  Chilly, despite wall to wall sunshine. Remaining breezy. High temperatures around 40 degrees.

Thursday: Not as cold as recent days. Less wind too. Mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Friday: Milder with mostly sunny sunny skies. High temperatures in the low to middle 50s.       
     
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, mild. Chance for a shower. High temperatures in the low to middle 50s.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wet, Windy & Warm Friday!

You might want to take down the outdoor Halloween decorations Friday morning.  Otherwise we’ll see a lot of fake cobwebs and foam tombstones blowing around.  Winds could gust 35 to 50 miles an hour in the morning as a cold front barrels though.  I also think a lot of the gorgeous fall foliage will take a hit. Ahead of the front it’s warm with high temperatures in the low 70s. Showers and areas of heavy rain will last through midday, followed by some clearing in the afternoon. Watch for slippery roads with wet leaves scattered about. While Saturday remains somewhat mild, cold and blustery conditions return Sunday.

Tonight: Showers, mild, patchy fog. Temperatures holding steady or even rising through the 60s.

Tomorrow: Morning showers and areas of heavy rain through midday, followed by some clearing. Windy and warm. Gusts 35 to 50 miles an hour. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6 am – 6 pm. High temperatures in the low 70s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy for central and western Connecticut, mostly cloudy in southeastern Connecticut. 
Slight chance for a shower. High: Low to mid 60s.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, blustery and colder. High temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Monday: Another chilly day but not as windy. High temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, a bit milder than recent days. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cooler Tuesday

After a mild Monday with highs in the low 60s, Tuesday will be noticeably cooler!  Temperatures will struggle to hit the 50 degree mark with abundant sunshine. Clouds return Wednesday with the chance for a shower in spots in the morning.  The afternoon looks a bit brighter, turning partly cloudy.  There is a better chance for a shower or two Thursday.  Trick or treaters may have to dodge a few drops. But ghosts and goblins will not need to bundle up with Halloween temperatures near 60 degrees.

Tonight: Frost Advisory in effect for the shoreline. Partly cloudy, cool. Lows: 27-35.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, about ten degrees cooler than Monday! North wind at 5 to 10 miles an hour. High temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Wednesday: Cloudy start to the day with the chance for a shower in spots. Then slow clearing, turning partly cloudy by afternoon. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and mild. Chance for a few showers in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures around 60 degrees.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, warm and windy. A period of rain developing, some heavy. High temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures in the low 60s.

Sunday: Sunny but much cooler with high temps in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Work Week Summary: Mild Start, Cool Mid Week, Mild Finish

The work week will get off to a pleasant start.  Temperatures will approach 60 degrees on Monday but the mild air will not stick around. A cold front will knock about ten degrees off the high temp on Tuesday with abundant sunshine. Clouds return Wednesday with the chance for a shower in spots. In recent years the weather has spoiled Halloween fun. This year looks more promising!  A passing shower is possible in the afternoon. But heavy rain should hold off until late Thursday night or Friday morning.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, frosty. Low: 32-40

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing with clouds throughout the day. Milder with a high temperature around 60 degrees. West wind becoming northerly at 5 to 15 miles an hour.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a shower in spots. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, milder. Chance for a light shower in the afternoon. High temperatures near 60 degrees. Heavier rain late Thursday night.

Friday: Areas of rain tapering off. Clouds break for some sunshine. High temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Cooling off next weekend.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Official Wedding Pics!

John Morris, our photographer did an amazing job with the photos!!

Check out the slideshow he made here: http://www.johnmorrisphoto.com/ss/rachelaram/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Let The Battle Begin!

There is a battle going on between high pressure over the northeast and the remnants of tropical storm Karen moving up the east coast. Which one will win? It’s a tough forecast.  The faster a weather system moves, the easier it is to predict.  But this storm is barely moving thanks to an omega block which you can think of as a traffic backup in the atmosphere.

Here’s our best assessment of the forecast right now. On Wednesday dry air holds its ground with sunshine filtered by high clouds. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 60s. Clouds will lower and thicken up at night into Thursday. Here’s where the forecast gets tricky. Right now it looks like the storm will get just close enough to bring a few showers late Thursday into Friday. But it’s a close call!


For now, plan for showers late week and we’ll keep you posted on any changes.  I’m just thankful it’s not January and we’re not talking about dry weather versus plowable snow! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A few Wedding Pics

You all know him....the one and only Geoff Fox was in attendance at my wedding this weekend. I'll be posting pics as I settle in. But he already posted a few I want to share with you.  Here is one of my faves.
The Bellagio fountains were supposed to go off after the rabbi pronounced us husband and wife.  But something went wrong.  No fountains, awkward silence. To stall...the DJ started playing Elvis' Viva Las Vegas and the rabbi asked everyone to sing along.  It was hilarious!

Check out Geoff's blog with lots of pics: here

Check out Ryan Hanrahan's vine post of the whole fiasco: here

Monday, September 23, 2013

I'm A Married Woman!

More pics to come! Just wanted to give you a quick update before the honeymoon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bridal Shower STRESS?

At my bridal shower with my best friend Kim (left) and sister (right)

Bridal Showers, Stressful?  Who knew.  I would never picture a room full of women that I love would give me anxiety…especially women who are bringing me presents. 

About 35 people sat down at Miya’s sushi in New Haven.  The restaurant was NOT the problem.  Everyone was impressed with the constant flow of unique and delicious dishes. Just when you thought you couldn't handle another bite, out comes “Charlie Chan’s Ching Chong”, a sushi roll filled with broccoli, black beans and garlic ,YUM! And how can you have a bad time when homemade spicy firecracker sake is being passed out for…sake bombs.  This was not your typical bridal shower.

My first issue was the pressure of talking to everyone.  People traveled hours to celebrate with me from NY, NJ, PA, NH and even SC! I wanted every person in the room to know how grateful I was that they sacrificed their Sunday to celebrate with me.  There was a mix of family members I haven’t seen in years, best friends and people I would like to get to know better.  Who deserved the most attention? I spent the entire eating portion of the shower circling around the group like a shark, picking up Chef Bun Lai’s latest creation on my plate after every lap.  I was exhausted.

And then….the presents. I hate watching people open presents.  And contrary to what my mom thinks, it’s not because I’m jealous.  I just think it’s boring!  Why should I care that my friend has a new set of silverware.  Zzzzzzz. So naturally, I wanted to open my gifts as quickly as possible, to spare my guests the two hour ordeals I’ve witnessed in the past.

First, you have to read the card. Here’s the thing…I only read the handwritten parts of any card.  Why should I care about the poem about my wedding day from Mr. Hallmark?  Apparently that wasn’t good enough. 

“Well…what does it say?”

“This gift is from Jess.”

In the back I heard someone shout, “read it”.  I ignored them.  I didn't have time for that.

Normally I open up my presents painfully slow.  The best part about getting a new gift is the suspense.  But not this time. I tore at the wrapping paper as if one of the boxes contained hundred dollar bills. Inside, a nice set of pans. “Thank you Jess! I needed those.” Onto the next.

“Wait!  What is it?  hold it up!” Oh no.  “Take a picture with it. “  Oh no.  Rushing through the presents is harder than it looks.  And I stressed over every minute of it.

I am so glad I won’t have to open up presents for my wedding. 
Opening gifts at the shower

Friday, September 13, 2013

NICE Fall Feel This Weekend

Fall lovers will be ecstatic about this weekend’s weather with crisp refreshing mornings, and dry pleasant afternoons. Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds. UCONN Huskies fans may want to bring a sweatshirt and a blanket for the game with temps dropping through the 50s. Sunday is mostly sunny. Clouds will return on Monday with the chance for a passing shower.  Most of next week looks dry and sunny. Temperatures will remain below average with no big warming trends anytime soon.

Tonight: Early sprinkle. Clearing. Low: 48-53.

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, dry and pleasant! Northwest wind 5 to 15 miles an hour.

Sunday: Chilly, refreshing start to the day. Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a passing shower. High temperatures near 70 degrees.

Tuedsay: Mostly sunny, a bit cooler. High temperatures in the upper 60s


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Summer Is Back!

Summer heat and humidity return for a couple of days. The quick warm up will come to a halt Friday as temperatures crash back into early fall territory by this weekend.  Wednesday morning clouds and fog will break for hazy sunshine.  Temperatures will hit 90 for the first time in over a month! An isolated late day storm is possible. Thursday will remain very warm and humid with increasing clouds and a growing chance for storms through the afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches.  

Tonight: Humid, patchy fog. Low: 68-73.

Tomorrow: Hot, hazy and humid. Summer is back! South wind 5 to 15 mph. Low 90s inland. Mid to upper 80s along the shoreline. Chance for an isolated storm late.

Thursday: Warm and humid with increasing clouds. Scattered storms developing in the afternoon from west to east. Temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Friday: Cooler and less humid. Partly to mostly sunny. High temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a chilly fall feel! High temperatures staying in the 60s.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer Isn't Over yet!

Some people have already stashed the air conditioner units away for the season. But don’t count summer out yet!  Tuesday morning will start off cloudy with a shower possible in spots. Clouds will break for sunshine with warmer and increasingly humid air moving in throughout the day. The heat and humidity peak Wednesday.  Thermometers will hit 90 degrees for the first time since July 20th! But just for a day.  A cold front Thursday will bring a round of showers and storms and an end to the heat.   

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 55-63

Tuesday: Chance for an early shower. Clouds break for some sun. Turning warmer and more humid. South wind at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Hot, hazy and humid. Summer is back!  South wind 5 to 15 mph. Upper 80s and low 90s inland. Mid to upper 80s along the shoreline.

Thursday: Very warm and humid with numerous showers and storms developing in the afternoon from west to east. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Friday: Cooler and less humid. Partly to mostly sunny. High temperatures staying in the 60s!

Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. Slight chance for a shower. High temperatures staying in the 60s.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Nice Weekend!

The weekend will start chilly and end chilly. In between, late summer weather returns. After a fall-like start Saturday, temperatures will rebound into the mid to upper 70s.  Sunshine will mix with clouds as a cold front approaches.  Showers are possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning.  Early showers will give way to clearing Sunday. The cool air will lag behind the front, arriving Sunday night into Monday. But summer isn’t over yet.  80s are likely by the middle of next week.

Tomorrow: Chilly start, milder finish. Sunshine mixing with some clouds in the afternoon. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Chance for showers at night.

Sunday: Chance for a passing shower in the morning. Then clearing out. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Chilly night!

Monday: A fall-like day. Partly to mostly sunny.   High temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, a bit warmer and turning increasingly humid. High temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.


Wednesday: Warm and humid with hazy sunshine. High temperatures in the mid 80s or warmer!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Near Record Cold Tonight

When you wake up Friday and look out the window, the sunny view will be deceiving.  You may even find yourself running back inside to grab a light jacket! Temperatures will begin close to record lows in the 40s and low 50s. The record for Bridgeport is 48 degrees, last set in 1988.  The record for Windsor Locks is 40 degrees.  Gardeners don’t worry. I’m not concerned about an early frost in Connecticut. At least, not this time around!

By Friday afternoon, thermometers will struggle to hit the 70 degree mark. The heart of cool air will remain in place into Saturday morning.  The afternoon looks milder. A few showers are possible Saturday night into Sunday morning. But most of the weekend looks dry for late summer fairs this weekend.

Tonight: Near record cold!  Lows: 39-49.

Tomorrow: Fall feel all day with below average temperatures. Chilly morning in the 40s. Abundant sunshine. High temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Saturday: Chilly start, milder finish. Sunshine mixing with some clouds late in the day. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Chance showers at night.

Sunday: Chance for a passing shower in the morning. Turning a bit humid. Then slowly clearing out. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday: Sunny, cool. Turning less humid. High temperatures in the low 70s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, a bit warmer and turning increasingly humid. 80s return by the middle of next week.

Monday, September 2, 2013

One More Muggy Day Then Drier, Sunny

The unofficial last weekend of summer felt a bit like living in a tropical rainforest!  But the threat for storms and high humidity is almost over.


A flash flood watch remains in effect until 11 PM for the northern half of the state. But it appears the flood threat is over for tonight and we deserve a break from the rain!

Flash flooding earlier today in New London left 6”-8” of water on portions of route 12 from the US Naval Submarine Base south to Groton.  Also in New London, South Road at the railroad underpass was closed by police due to flooding. In Danbury, Long Ridge Road was closed due to flooding with wires down. A car was stuck in water in New Britain on Golden Hill Street with 4”-8” of water flooding several local streets.
Tonight we’ll get a little break in the action before one final round of storms tomorrow. 

A cold front will move through Connecticut midday on Tuesday.  A few storms will fire up along the front with the leading edge of drier, less humid air. After that, we are looking at a stretch of cooler days with plenty of sunshine. Another front will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air by Friday morning with temps dropping into the 40s!

Tonight: Lingering shower or storm in spots. Humid, patchy fog.  Low: 65-70

Tomorrow: Early fog. Partly cloudy and humid with the chance for a shower or thunderstorm. Turning less humid late day and at night.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, noticeably less humid. High temperatures near 80 degrees inland and along the shoreline. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds. Chance for an isolated shower. High temperature in the mid to upper 70s. Chilly at night.

Friday: Chilly, refreshing start to the day. Abundant sunshine. Cooler than average. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday: Sunshine mixing with a few clouds. Turning a bit more humid. High temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Weekend Weather: Sunny Days, Cool Nights

For some kids this is the last weekend of summer before school starts.  Luckily, both days look spectacular for those who want to soak up every last minute of summer break.  The entire weekend looks sunny with low humidity, chilly mornings and pleasant afternoons.  Sunday is the warmer beach day. While the majority of the nation will get bathed in summer heat next week, New England will land on the dividing line between hot and cool. That means more clouds and showers in the forecast.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to clear, comfy. Low: 55-60.

Tomorrow: Cool start! Sunny with very low humidity. A few degrees cooler than recent days. High temperatures in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: A refreshing and chilly start to the day. Sunny and seasonable. High temperatures in the low 80s.

Monday: Turning mostly cloudy with a few light showers developing, mainly in the afternoon. Heavy rain possible at night. Low 80s.

Tuesday: Early showers and clouds break for some sunshine. High temperatures near 80 degrees.

Wednesday: Showers developing and becoming more numerous as the day progresses. Heavy rain late day and at night. High: Near 80 degrees.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Looking Good Right Through The Weekend

Most of the evening looks quiet but humid.  A cold front will approach late tonight/early Friday.  But by the time it gets here, limited instability will only allow for an isolated shower.  Then get ready for a great stretch of weather behind the front…

The winds of change will be blowing drier air into New England on Friday. The day will remain warm but turn less humid with partly to mostly sunny skies. Above average temperatures will be felt right down to Connecticut’s beaches with a land breeze (winds out of the northwest). Saturday will be about five degrees cooler. This weekend will have a fall feel at times with chilly, refreshing mornings and low humidity. High pressure will keep the sky blue both days. Clouds, showers return next week.

Tonight: Chance isolated shower. Muggy. Low: 60s.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and turning less humid as the day progresses. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Cooler and sunny with very low humidity. Pleasant! High temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: Sunny, a bit warmer and pleasant. High temperatures in the low 80s.

Monday: Turning mostly cloudy with a few light showers developing, mainly in the afternoon. Heavy rain possible at night. Low 80s.

Tuesday: Early showers and clouds break for some sunshine. High temperatures near 80 degrees.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pathetic August "Heat"

Today was the warmest day so far this month with a high temp of just 88 degrees.  That’s pretty pathetic for August standards!  Tomorrow will not be as warm but building moisture will make the air feel more humid and uncomfortable. The influx of moisture and a disturbance will provide the chance for some hit or miss showers Thursday with partly cloudy skies. The actual front will move by Friday morning. A lingering morning shower will give way too cooler, less humid heading into the weekend.

Tonight: Patchy fog. Low: 65-70.

Tomorrow: Morning fog. Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Scattered showers/thunder. Low to mid 80s.

Friday: An early shower, followed by some clearing. Turning less humid as the day progresses. Chance for a pop up afternoon shower. High: 75-81.

Saturday: Feeling like September! Dry, cooler and sunny with very low humidity. High: 72-78

Sunday: Sunny, a bit warmer and pleasant. Showers are possible by Monday. High: 75-80

Monday: Turning mostly cloudy with a few light showers developing, mainly in the afternoon. High: 77-82

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

More September Weather

Thursday morning will feel more like September than the middle of August!  Temperatures will continue to run below average through the end of the work week with abundant sunshine. Warmth will start to slowly build in this weekend.  But it’s a slow process.  Die hard summer lovers will have to wait until the end of next week for a shot at 90 degrees. Rain stays away for now with storms firing along a boundary in the southeast. High clouds from offshore storms might filter the sun at times this weekend.

Tonight: Clear, chilly! Low: 48-55

Tomorrow: A fall feel to the air with very low humidity, sunshine and colbalt blue skies. High temperatures in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Saturday: Sunshine and high clouds, turning a bit more humid, especially turning the afternoon. High temperatures in the low 80s

Sunday: A mix of sun and high clouds. A bit humid to start, less humid by afternoon. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s

Monday: Mostly sunny and comfortable. Mid 80s.  Turning warmer by the middle of next week with upper 80s possible.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

That's the sound of me falling asleep while forecasting. This week looks really quiet!

A leftover shower or storm is possible in spots as a cold front approaches. The front will wash the moisture out of the air, allowing a refreshing fall-like air mass to move in.  High temps will stay in the 70s the next couple of days with blue skies and chilly mornings.  After the hottest month on record (July), August is off to a cooler start.  Temperatures are currently running 1-2.5 degrees below average. That trend will continue through the weekend.  Then next week the pattern will slowly change allowing some summer warmth and humidity to move back into Connecticut.  You will need to water the lawn and garden yourself with a long stretch of dry weather.

Tonight: A leftover shower, clearing. Low: 57-63

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Turning less humid and breezy. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

Thursday: A fall feel to the air with very low humidity, sunshine and colbalt blue skies. High temperatures in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, turning a bit more humid, especially turning the afternoon. High temperatures in the low 80s

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Photobombed!

This couple didn't realize we photobombed them until I asked them for a copy of the pic. They have about 8 more just like this that they'll find in their phone tomorrow. 
Had a blast at the Jay-Z/Timberlake concert at Fenway Saturday night!

One Little Bump In The Road

If you picked this week to take off from work, you won the weather lottery! The only bump in the road is Tuesday. The rest of the week looks dry and sunny.  The moisture in the air will increase Tuesday, making the air feel humid and adding fuel for scattered showers and downpours. Poor drainage flooding is possible in spots and don’t be surprised if you hear a few rumbles of thunder. Refreshing air moves back in at night with a fall-like air mass Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 70s.

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Patchy fog, turning more humid. Low: Mid to upper 60s.
Tomorrow: Showers and heavier downpours. Humid. Chance for an isolated strong storm. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Turning less humid as the day progresses. High temperatures in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.
Thursday: A fall feel to the air with very low humidity, sunshine and colbalt blue skies. High temperatures in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.
Friday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. High temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, turning a bit more humid, especially turning the afternoon. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Record Rain Today

The weekend looks picturesque after Friday’s deluge. Windsor Locks ended up setting a new daily rainfall record with 3.79”. That’s nothing compared to parts of Litchfield county. Torrington received over 5” in 24 hours. But the rain has moved on and the humidity will follow. The next couple of days look fantastic with lots of sun and low humidity. Sunday will be just a few degrees cooler than Saturday.  The next chance for showers is Tuesday.  Otherwise next week looks dry and quiet.

Tonight: Few lingering showers. Clearing. Low: 60s

Tomorrow: Turning less humid and more comfortable as the day progresses. A bit warmer than recent days. Mostly sunny. High: Low 80s inland, near 80 for the shore.

Sunday: Sunny and dry with low humidity. Fantastic late summer weekend! Low 80s inland, near 80 for the shoreline.

Monday: Sunny to partly sunny and pleasant. Clouds increasing late in the day. High: Low to mid 80s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers developing, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Rain could be heavy at times. Humid. High: Low 80s.

Wednesday: Turning noticeably less humid and sunny. Great stretch of weather right through the end of next week! High: Near 80.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Stormy Tomorrow

Not a lot going on to start off the night.  The best moisture and instability remain west of Connecticut…for now.  But we are certainly not out of the woods. Showers will become more numerous towards daybreak.

Keep an umbrella nearby Friday with heavy rain at times with embedded thunderstorms. Downpours can happen at any time of the day.  Some of the storms could be strong and will need to be monitored. Although there is low instability in the atmosphere, the wind shear (wind direction turning with height) is just right. This means there is a possibility for low topped supercells if we can get some storms to develop.

Very humid, almost tropical air remains in place through tonight. A cold front Friday night will help wash the moisture out of the air.  Early morning clouds Saturday will break for sun with drier comfy air streaming in. Both days this weekend look perfect and most of next week looks dry and sunny.

Tonight: Mainly dry through midnight, showers and storms becoming more numerous towards daybreak. Low: Near 70

Tomorrow: Very humid with periodic downpours and embedded thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong to severe. High: Near 80

Saturday: Early clouds break for sunshine. Turning less humid and more comfortable as the day progresses. A bit warmer than recent days. High: Mid 80s

Sunday: Sunny and dry with low humidity. Fantastic late summer weekend! High: Low 80s

Monday: Sunny skies for most of the day. Clouds increasing late and at night. High: Low to mid 80s

Tuesday: Increasing clouds with showers developing, mainly in the afternoon. Low to mid 80s