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Monday, July 1, 2013

Windsor Locks Tornado (Take Two)

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down near Windsor Locks for 5 mins at 1:30 PM. The EF1 tornado had maximum winds of 86 miles an hour, a path width of 200 yards and a path length of 2.5 miles. The tornado touched down near Raymond Road and Alicia Terrace in Windsor Locks, continuing across the Connecticut River and ending in the 200 block of Main street in East Windsor, Connecticut.

Numerous trees were down, a semi truck was knocked onto its side, the tobacco fields by the airport were damaged and a sports bubble in East Windsor collapsed and blew into a highway.

This weather pattern isn’t getting old…it was old last week! Scattered showers and storms will continue on Tuesday.  Any storms that develop have the potential to produce poor drainage flooding.  Now for the good news. The weather pattern is slowly (finally) changing. Each day this week will get progressively drier, sunnier, and warmer.  By the fourth of July, showers and storms will be hit or miss with temps approaching 90 degrees. Heat wave number #3 may be in the books after this weekend.

Tonight: Leftover shower/storm. Patchy fog, drizzle. Low: Near 70.


Tomorrow: Patchy morning fog and drizzle. Otherwise, humid with scattered showers and storms. Poor drainage flooding is possible in any storm that develops. High: Upper 70s and low 80s.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds with the chance for a shower or thunderstorm in spots, mainly in the afternoon. High: Low to mid 80s.

Thursday: Very warm to hot, hazy and humid. Chance for an isolated shower or storm late in the day. Mid 80s to near 90.

Friday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. It's possible we make it though the entire day dry for the first time in a while! Mid 80s to near 90.

Saturday: Hot, hazy and humid! Chance for an isolated shower or storm late in the day. Near 90 inland, mid 80s along the shoreline. Mid 80s to near 90.

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