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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Weekend Looks Uglier

Update as of 7:34 PM: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues into 10 PM for the northern half of Connecticut including Hartford, Tolland, Windham and Litchfield Counties. But after pouring over all the latest data, it’s my professional opinion that the threat for severe weather remains north and west of the state.

A few showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight.  But the threat should stay sub-severe and isolated.
Although temperatures have fluctuated this week, the humidity has not. On Thursday a cold front will slowly approach, bringing one last mild and steamy day with scattered storms.  By Friday, drier comfortable air returns.  But instead of clearing out, it now appears a wave of low pressure will ride along the front providing clouds and scattered showers right into the long weekend. Temperatures will stay below average Saturday and Sunday with plenty of clouds. Memorial Day promises the most sun.

Tonight: Patchy dense fog. Chance shower or thunderstorm. Muggy and mild. Low: 60-65.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Remaining mild and muggy. Breezy with a a southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph. High: 70-76.

Friday: Cloudy with scattered showers, cooler and turning gradually less humid. Chance for an isolated thunderstorm. High: 63-69.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, cool! Chance for an isolated thunderstorm. High: 55-59.

Sunday: Clouds and showers break for some sun. Showers may linger if a storm off the coast is slower to move out. High: 55-60.

Monday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and dry (finally). Turning a bit milder. High: 65-70.

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