Windy, Wet Weekend Weather Looms | NBC Connecticut

Windy, Wet Weekend Weather Looms



    Randy Hanna

    After a great stretch of late winter weather, stormy weather is slowly advancing in our direction.

    in the last 48 hours, we've seen rounds of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the southern Plains and lower Mississippi River Valley as a dynamic storm system moves through. 

    This storm is struggling to move east as it runs into a "blocking" pattern here in the Northeastern U.S. Once the storm arrives, pouring rain is a distinct possibility, but not a total certainty.

    The next 36-48 hours will feature an increasing chance of showers that should be light in nature and not too widespread. There is a good chance of thick clouds and drizzle along the Sound later tonight and Friday. As the stormy weather get closer, our winds will also increase from the Southeast up to 30 to 40 mph.

    Right now it looks like the worst of the weather will move in on Saturday and last through Sunday afternoon or evening. Rain could come down very heavy at times during this time and produce some poor drainage flooding. Even though it is technically still winter, the atmosphere is going to be too warm for any snow until Monday, when the heavier precipitation is long gone.  The rain could accumulate up to 5 inches in some areas, which is a lot of water. If either your property or basement have issues with flooding, there is a good chance that you might have to deal with some water over the weekend.  The winds look pretty impressive during the weekend as well with SE winds will blow up to, or just over 40 m.p.h.

    Batten down the hatches for this weekend's storm!