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Monday, September 2, 2013

One More Muggy Day Then Drier, Sunny

The unofficial last weekend of summer felt a bit like living in a tropical rainforest!  But the threat for storms and high humidity is almost over.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 11 PM for the northern half of the state. But it appears the flood threat is over for tonight and we deserve a break from the rain!

Flash flooding earlier today in New London left 6”-8” of water on portions of route 12 from the US Naval Submarine Base south to Groton.  Also in New London, South Road at the railroad underpass was closed by police due to flooding. In Danbury, Long Ridge Road was closed due to flooding with wires down. A car was stuck in water in New Britain on Golden Hill Street with 4”-8” of water flooding several local streets.
Tonight we’ll get a little break in the action before one final round of storms tomorrow. 

A cold front will move through Connecticut midday on Tuesday.  A few storms will fire up along the front with the leading edge of drier, less humid air. After that, we are looking at a stretch of cooler days with plenty of sunshine. Another front will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air by Friday morning with temps dropping into the 40s!

Tonight: Lingering shower or storm in spots. Humid, patchy fog.  Low: 65-70

Tomorrow: Early fog. Partly cloudy and humid with the chance for a shower or thunderstorm. Turning less humid late day and at night.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, noticeably less humid. High temperatures near 80 degrees inland and along the shoreline. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds. Chance for an isolated shower. High temperature in the mid to upper 70s. Chilly at night.

Friday: Chilly, refreshing start to the day. Abundant sunshine. Cooler than average. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday: Sunshine mixing with a few clouds. Turning a bit more humid. High temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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