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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Few Showers Tomorrow, 70s Thursday

It seems our weather has been stuck in a rut after two days in the 50s.  Tomorrow is a transitional day leading to a toasty Thursday.

Clouds will increase during the day tomorrow, becoming mostly cloudy. A few showers are likely, especially later in the day. In fact we could even get a downpour or a rumble of thunder. The showers are coutesy of a warm front.  Behind the front Thursday is sunny and warm.  With a northwest wind, inland and shoreline areas will have a chance to warm up with highs soaring through the 70s.  Some inland areas may even flirt with the 80 degree mark.  We’ll shave a few degrees off the high on Friday.  But the day will still remain mostly sunny and pleasant. A sea breeze will keep the shoreline cooler than inland areas. The weather is pretty quiet, right through the weekend.

Forecast Details:
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, not as cold. Low: 35-45.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers, mainly late in the day. High: 60-65.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 75-80.
Friday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: Near 70 shoreline. Low to mid 70s inland.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Low to mid 70s inland, near 70 along the shoreline.
Sunday: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, chance for a sprinkle. Upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER:
 A new 24-hour snowfall record was set for the state of Connecticut during the blizzard on February 8-9.  Ansonia will go down in the record books with 36”.  This ruling was issued on Tuesday by a team of state climatologists and meteorologists.  Although some towns reported greater snowfall amounts, the committee determined that the Ansonia observation was the most reliable, coming from a National Weather Service Cooperative site. This beats the previous record of 30” from Falls Village in 1941.

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