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Monday, April 29, 2013

Rain, Rain, Stays Away!

The weather this week looks quiet! That can be good or bad depending on who you ask.   Dry weather will allow your outdoor plans to go off without a hitch.  But a soaking rain could also prove beneficial!  Lawns and gardens are dry right now with a 2”-3” rainfall deficit for the month of April! Rain can also help wash the tree pollen out of the air.  But with high pressure anchoring itself over New England, dry weather will persist all the way through next weekend (which looks fantastic).

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cruise Control


The weather is on cruise control the next several days with plenty of sun, few clouds and no big storms in sight. The atmosphere is blocked. Sometimes a blocked weather pattern means day after day of rain or snow or clouds.  But this time the block is working to our advantage, providing a streak of dry weather for outdoor plans.  On the other hand, we could use a good soaking rain for your garden or to provide relief from allergies.  I guess you’ll need to keep the Benadryl handy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meet The Team This Weekend!


Perfection!

Ahhh today was near perfect! But talk about bouncing all over the place! High temperatures were in the 50s on Monday, 40s by Tuesday, 70s Wednesday and now Thursday will be in the 60s. But the big swings in temperature are over now. In fact, the weather will remain fairly calm and quiet for many days. Early clouds will break for sun on Thursday. A mix of sun and clouds is likely on Friday with a shower or sprinkle in spots. The weekend looks sunny and pleasant with a slow little warming trend heading into next week.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Windy and Warmer Tomorrow, Cooler This Weekend & Beyond

Clouds, patchy fog and drizzle will kick start the day on Friday.  If you see a few peaks of sun midday, consider it a bonus.  Overall the clouds will win out with moisture packed air. In fact, it will feel a little humid for the first time this season. Although a shower is possible during the day, steady rain will hold off until after the evening commute.  Rain will come down heavy at times Friday night. Saturday starts off wet but rain will taper off in the mid to late morning followed by some clearing.

So where is the April warm up you have been waiting (ever so patiently) for?  I can tell you where it’s not…next week.  Temperatures will remain in the 50s and low 60s all the way through next Friday. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Break Is Over

Spring has been taking a break the last several days.  But temperatures will finally feel more appropriate for the season on Tuesday. An increasing southerly wind will pump in the milder air with temperatures climbing though 60s.  A sea breeze will kick in during the afternoon keeping the shoreline cooler than inland areas. A shower is possible late day. But most areas will remain dry until Tuesday night. A lingering shower is possible early Wednesday morning followed by some clearing.

UConn Victory Parade

GO HUSKIES!  I had a chance to celebrate another great women's basketball season by cruising the streets in the Storm Tracker with the FOX CT crew. We had a blast!
Could I get any cooler?
Dan Amarante and I cruising the parade in the Storm Tracker
With Louisa Moller and Brent Hardin who were running around like
crazy passing out newspapers while I relaxed with Dan in the Storm Tracker!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Returns!

Spring returns on Thursday with temperatures returning to the 50s! High pressure will provide full sunshine accompanied by a south breeze. A big storm in the south will begin to creep in our direction. It’s a close call but the bulk of the rain and wind will miss Connecticut. Clouds will thicken up on Friday with the chance for a shower or two (mainly southeast) as the storm scoots by.Real pattern change coming up next week as the NAO goes from negative to neutral or even positive. Our first 70 degree day is not too far away!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

At Least It's Not Snowing!

A winter chill remains for one more day.  Tonight temperatures will tank into the 20s with wind chills falling into the teens.

Wednesday is mostly sunny and chilly with a gusty northwest wind.  There is an elevated risk of brush fires due to the combination of dry air, dry brush and gusty winds. Brush fires are more common in spring before grass and other vegetation come in. A  Fire Weather Watch is in effect and may get upgraded to a Red Flag Warning during the day tomorrow.

Ready for spring? Temperatures will jump back into the 50s on Thursday with blue skies. Clouds will increase on Friday with the chance for showers late day as a storm slides to our south. The weekend looks great with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s to near 60 degrees.

The weather pattern responsible for the cool air in March (30th coolest on record) is showing signs of reversing. The end of next week and the third week of April look promising with the NAO turning positive again! This is when we’ll likely see our first truly mild days of the year.  I know it’s not coming fast enough for some of you. But at least there is something to look forward to.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool!

The mercury hit 62 degrees at Windsor Locks on Monday, the mildest day so far this year. Just when you thought you could retire the winter jacket…April Fool! A cold front complete with hail, lightning, rain and SNOW, sent temps into a nose dive. The next two days will feel more like February with high temperatures stuck in the 40s.

Some clearing is expected tonight with temperatures dropping into the 20s with a gusty northwest wind.  That wind will send wind chills into the 10s/20s Tuesday morning, 30s by afternoon. Sunshine will mix with afternoon clouds.  The lake effect snow machine will be turned on tomorrow.  With a gusty wind, there’s a chance a flurry or snow shower could get carried into Connecticut (especially NW).

More sunshine is expected on Wednesday but temperatures will not respond. Once again, we’ll get stuck in the 40s. But this is only a quick cool down. 50s return by Thursday with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will thicken up Friday. We’re watching a coastal storm for later this week.  Rain and gusty winds are possible late day if this storm hits. But there’s also a chance the storm slides harmlessly out to sea.