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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Short Break To Dry Off

Many towns have received a month’s worth of rain (or more) in a little over a week. With a saturated ground, the result was some street flooding Tuesday.  Franklin Street in West Hartford, New Park Ave in West Hartford and Willimantic all reported flooded roadways. Willimantic received 1.33” of rain in just one hour!  Rain wasn’t the only problem. At 4:35 PM in Killingly, a home was struck by lightning.
The worst is over. After a few lingering showers and storms, some clearing will take place tonight with a less humid air mass taking over.

Enjoy a break in the rain Wednesday with sunshine mixing with puffy clouds. But the rain doesn’t stay away for long. Showers will develop Thursday afternoon with occasionally heavy downpours. Additional minor flooding is possible. Rain Friday morning will taper to scattered showers by afternoon. At least we dry out in time for the weekend.

Tonight: Early showers & storms followed by clearing. Lows: 55-60.

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing with clouds, breezy, less humid and comfortable. Northwest wind 10 to 20 miles an hour. High: Upper 70s

Thursday: Increasing clouds, showers developing in the afternoon, mainly late. Periods of rain Thursday night, heavy at times. High: Mid to upper 60s

Friday: Rain in the morning tapering to scattered showers with some clearing possible. High: Near 70

Saturday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. Upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and milder. Clouds increasing late in the day. High: Low 80s. Rain possible by Monday. 

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