Meteorologist Connor Lewis says we’re not clear of the wet weather quite yet. Here’s his latest forecast.
It was a stormy day across the state with torrential downpours and a very gusty wind. Fortunately, there were no severe thunderstorms. However, the wind was strong enough to knock out power to more than 12,000 Eversource customers. A gust to 64 mph was recorded in Groton, and there were many gusts to over 40 mph in the state. After a 12-day stretch of dry weather, a number of Connecticut towns and cities received well over an inch of rain today. There was a report of 1.64” of rain in New Hartford.
Also, Bridgeport recorded a record high today when the temperature reached 67 degrees. The previous record was 65 degrees, set on November 12, 2010.
THIS EVENING & TONIGHT…
Weather conditions will settle down nicely by this evening. The sky will become mainly clear, and the wind will be much lighter. It’ll be a good evening for the Friday night football games, although the fields will be very wet. Temperatures will fall into the 40s this evening. Overnight lows will range from 35-45 under a clear sky. Since the ground is wet, areas of dense fog may form tonight.
Tomorrow will start out mostly sunny, but a quick moving round of showers will develop during the afternoon as an area of low pressure approaches New England from the west. The showers will be associated with gusty winds and potentially thunder and hail. There may be a brief period of wet snow in the Northwest Hills. Wind gusts to over 40 mph will be possible during the afternoon and early evening. Highs will range from 55-60, but temperatures will fall back through the 40s by late afternoon. The showers will be gone by sunset.
Low pressure will depart tomorrow night. The sky will be mainly clear, and temperatures will dip to 30-35 by dawn.
Sunday will be a quieter day, although the air will be a bit chilly. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Morning sunshine will give way to increasing cloudiness during the afternoon.
Showers will develop late Sunday night as a storm begins to develop near the coast of New England. Wet snow will mix in over the higher elevations. Lows will be in the 30s.
The coastal storm will intensify on Monday as it moves rapidly northward toward Nova Scotia. This is not going to be a big storm for Connecticut. Still the sky will be mostly cloudy and there will be the chance for rain showers. Wet snow may fall over the higher elevations. Highs will range from 45-50, and there will be a stiff northwesterly wind.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny, breezy, and chilly. Highs will be mostly in the 40s, but temperatures will peak near 50 degrees close to the coast.
A warm front will move into the state by Wednesday morning with plenty of clouds and perhaps a light rain or snow shower. The sky should become partly sunny during the afternoon, and temperatures will rise into the 50s.
Thursday will be partly sunny, breezy and unseasonably mild with highs in the 60s. An approaching may bring a slight chance for a late day shower.
Friday will be mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the 50s.
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest
October was mild and wet across the state. The average temperature for the month in the Greater Hartford Area was 57.4 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees above normal. It was a tie for the 8th warmest October on record, and records date back to 1905! October was also another wet month with a rainfall total of 4.67”, which is 0.15” above normal. It was a month without any snow. An average, or normal, October has 0.7” of snow.
In Bridgeport, with an average temperature of 61.1 degrees, October of ’21 will go down as the 3rd warmest! Rain over the 31-day period came in at 5.08″ which makes it the 15th wettest on record.
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The center of Henri has been wandering around in New York State Monday and now (about 6 PM) has come back into Connecticut.
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It looks like two trees fell on Rainbow Road in Windsor, one of them on a car. I haven’t heard of any injuries. The car looks to be totaled.
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