<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Weather News and Coverage]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/weather/storieshttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.pngNBC Connecticuthttp://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usMon, 25 Jul 2016 10:10:21 -0400Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:10:21 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Today's Forecast]]>http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/First+Alert+Weather+Day+Red.jpg

Today: Partly cloudy, increasing humidity with a chance for a scattered shower during the morning and stronger thunderstorms this afternoon/evening. Highs 85-95.  Heat index approaching 100 in parts of the state.

Tonight: Lots of clouds with lows near 70.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 90-95.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 88-93.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with an isolated storm. Highs around 90.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and storms. Highs 85-90.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with an isolated storm. Highs 85-88.

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<![CDATA[Download the NBC Connecticut Weather App]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:38:29 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NBCCTWEATHERAPP043013.jpg

 

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<![CDATA[Towns Reporting Damage as Strong Thunderstorms Roll In ]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:21:05 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tree-house.jpg

What could be the longest heat wave since 2013 started on Thursday and today is the hottest day in four years. Temperatures reached 99 degrees at Bradley.

While this is the hottest day in years, the record for this date is 103 degrees, set in 2011.

Today is a First Alert Weather Day as a result of the heat and humidity.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Windham and Tolland County until 10:45 p.m.

NBC Connecticut meterologists say the biggest threat will be potentially 60 mph winds and small bits of hail in the northeastern part of the state. 

Stafford Fire Department on Friday night said trees and wires were down on Westford Avenue and Rocky Dundee Street.

Tolland County was slammed with weather-related damage, including one house with a tree through it on Shenipsit Lake Road and wires down on Gehring Road. 

The threat for severe weather has diminished quite a bit, though a few storms are still possible this evening.

It will be hot, hazy and less humid this weekend.

Saturday, for example, will see temperatures between 95 and 100 degrees. There's a slim chance for a storm Saturday afternoon and evening.

It will be a bit cooler Sunday, with highs in the lower 90s. Lots of sunshine is expected.

An isolated storm is possible late on Monday, but temperatures will still be in the 90s come Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures finally return to the middle and upper 80s starting Thursday, when it will remain mostly dry, though an isolated storm is possible.

The rainfall deficit since the beginning of last year is over 14 inches, and not much relief is in sight.



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<![CDATA[Middle 90s Likely Late Week]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:44:08 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cn1KQy_UMAAbYEc.jpg+large.jpg

Though the heat and humidity has disappeared for now, it will return in force late this week.

90-degree heat returns Thursday, and middle 90s are in the cards Friday.

A few thunderstorms are possible Friday. Some could be strong late in the day.

It will be hot, hazy and increasingly humid this weekend. Early on, it won't be that humid.

Highs will be in the lower and middle 90s for the foreseeable future, at least. It's not out of the question that a few locations soar into the upper 90s.

An isolated storm is possible Sunday and Monday.

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<![CDATA[Long-Duration Heat Wave Likely Late Week]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:45:22 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+218.png

Though the heat and humidity has disappeared for now, it will return in force late this week.

Tomorrow's a similar to today, as it will be comfortable with temperatures in the 80s.

90-degree heat returns Thursday, and middle 90s are in the cards Friday.

A few thunderstorms are possible Friday. Some could be strong late in the day.

It will be hot, hazy and increasingly humid this weekend. Early on, it won't be that humid.

Highs will be in the lower and middle 90s, at least. It's not out of the question that a few locations soar into the upper 90s.

An isolated storm is possible Sunday and Monday.

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<![CDATA[Storms Move Through State, Towns Report Damages]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:56:57 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/trees+down+plainville2.jpeg

Strong thunderstorms moved through the state on Monday afternoon.

This highest wind gust reported was 47 mph in Bridgeport, at Sikorsky Airport.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect statewide through 8 p.m.

After the storms passed, damages were seen around the state.

In Bristol, there were several reports of damage. Dispatchers said they have received several calls about trees coming down in town.

The storm threat will continue through midnight.

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Quite a dry stretch of weather sets in Tuesday, and the humidity will be much lower.

Temperatures will be in the lower and middle 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, but back up near 90 degrees starting Thursday.

There's an outside chance for a thunderstorm Friday.

Sunshine returns Saturday, when temperatures will again soar into the lower 90s.

If you see severe weather, share your photos and video with us at shareit@nbcconnecticut.com.  

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<![CDATA[Storms Possible This Afternoon, Evening]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:17:27 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monday+July+18+storms.jpg

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening and NBC Connecticut has declared today a First Alert Weather Day. 

Stronger cells could bring briefly heavy rain, frequent lightning and gusty winds that cause damage.

High temperatures will reach 90 to 95 inland, but it will feel like 100 degrees for a little while, according to NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon. 

It will be cooler on Tuesday, with high temperatures in the mid-80s.


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<![CDATA[Warm, Mostly Dry Weekend Ahead]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:54:35 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+Beach%281%29.png

This weekend will be a bit more comfortable than recent days.

A cold front will slowly cross the state tomorrow, but get stuck just southeast of Connecticut.

It's close enough for an isolated storm this weekend, with some humidity, but most of the time it will be dry.

This weekend will be great to hit the beaches.

Temperatures will be near 90 degrees both days across inland Connecticut, with middle 80s at the shoreline.

The isolated storm threat is in the p.m. hours Saturday, while a storm could occur at anytime on Sunday.

Unsettled weather returns in the form of scattered thunderstorms late Monday into Tuesday.

The humidity will ramp back up then as well.

By and large, however, next week won't feature much rain.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Safety Tips in Light of West Haven Strike]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:04:48 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lightning_Safety_Tips_in_Light_of_West_Haven_Strike_1200x675_723593283638.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski reviews ways to keep you and your family safe in lightning storms.]]><![CDATA[Strong Storms Move Into State]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:07:05 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HRRR.jpg

Temperatures rose to near 90 degrees as a line of thunderstorms approached the state on Thursday afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed western Connecticut in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, while much of central Connecticut has been placed in a marginal risk for severe weather.

The time frame for these thunderstorms is between 4 and 8 p.m., with the main threats including wind damage and flash flooding.

Earlier on Thursday, there was a sever thunderstorm watch for Litchfield County.

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Friday should turn out mainly dry, but there could still be an isolated storm with the cold front passing through the state. Highs will be in the lower 90s inland, but in the 80s at the shore.

It will be uncomfortable with oppressive levels of humidity on Thursday and Friday.

The weekend starts dry on Saturday, with sunshine and clouds. Highs will be in the 80s.

Sunday is questionable, as some models try to push some rain into the state. The reason for this is because the front will stall offshore very close to Connecticut. For now, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy and dry conditions.

An upper-level dip in the flow will likely sponsor showers early next week.


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<![CDATA[90-Degree Heat Expected to Return Midweek]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:32:53 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CnL-5yaUEAAYNI4.jpg+large.jpg

After a brief reprieve from the heat, higher temperatures make a return midweek.

Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with temperatures in the 60s.

A hint of humidity will be noticed on Wednesday, when 90 degrees is possible inland.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected Thursday, as a cold front approaches. Temperatures will be near 90 degrees.

Friday should turn out mainly dry, but there could still be an isolated storm will the cold front yet to pass through. Highs will be in the lower 90s inland, but in the 80s at the shore.

Both Thursday and Friday will be uncomfortable with oppressive levels of humidity.

The weekend starts day on Saturday, with sunshine and clouds. Highs will be in the 80s.

However, it's a close call come Sunday. A front will be stalled to the south and it's possible that a wave of low pressure forms along it.

As of Tuesday, there's some improvement to the Sunday forecast. Now, it looks mostly cloudy and dry. It still bears watching.

An upper-level dip in the flow will likely sponsor showers early next week.

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<![CDATA[90-Degree Heat Expected to Return Midweek]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:35:34 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CnG48d7UMAAn-13.jpg+large.jpg

After a brief reprieve from the heat, higher temperatures make a return midweek.

It will be comfortable tonight with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 60s.

Mostly sunny skies return tomorrow with temperatures well into the 80s.

A hint of humidity will be noticed on Wednesday, when 90 degrees is possible inland.

An isolated thunderstorm is possible Thursday and Friday, as a cold front approaches.

Temperatures should peak in the 80s on Thursday but rise back into the 90s on Friday. Both day will be uncomfortable with oppressive levels of humidity.

The weekend starts day on Saturday, with sunshine and clouds. Highs will be in the 80s.

However, it's a close call come Sunday. A front will be stalled to the south and it's possible that a wave of low pressure forms along it.

Should that happen, rain would move in Sunday. For now, First Alert forecasters are calling for clouds with temperatures suppressed in the 70s.

Stay tuned as we get closer.

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<![CDATA[Rainfall Deficit Lingers]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:26:59 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kaitlyn+drought+impact+1200.jpg

Despite getting rain Friday night and then again on Tuesday morning, the state is still in a major rainfall deficit and the lack of rain is impacting farmers. 

"It's still dry even though we got some sufficient rain,” James Futtner, of Futtner’s Family Farm, said. “It will probably last us for about a week and this time of the year you need about an inch, inch and a half of rain depending on your soil types." 

Despite the lack of rainfall, Futtner’s nearly eight-acres farm still looks great thanks to a drip irrigation system that supplies a constant supply of water when needed. 

"I don't have a huge water supply. I got to work off basically a water faucet on eight acres of land, so it's drip irrigation 24/7," Futtner said. That adds up very quickly. 

"We get a huge $1,000 to $2,000 water bill every quarter in the summertime. In the winter, it's nothing but this time of the year, it comes off the top," Futtner added. 

Despite the increased cost to produce the fresh crops, prices will remain the same and East Hartford resident Maryanne Lamprechet is very thankful for that. 

"I always wait for them to get their vegetables. I can't wait for their stand to open in the spring time,” Lamprechet said. "It's fresh. That's the main thing and the prices are better and it's native. You know, support local farmers." 

The rainfall deficit for 2016 is right around 6 inches, but if you look back to January 2015, Connecticut is 12.97 inches in the hole. 

"We're OK for now,” Futtner said. “But the deficit is pretty big and down deep, there is no water. It's all surface water and in a few days, 90/95 degrees it's going to be gone." 



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<![CDATA[More Thunderstorms This Afternoon]]>Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:26:17 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT3.png

Showers developing West to East this evening.  Temperatures in the low 60s.

A good chance of showers later tonight heading into early tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow will remain cloudy for the majority of the day with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon heading into the evening hours. Temperatures will remain in the 70s across the state.

Sunday will have periods of showers/storms with temperatures ranging in the mid to upper 70s. Humidity levels much more tolerable than earlier this week.

The start of next week will be pleasant under mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the 70s to low 80s.

Humidity returns later on in the week.

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<![CDATA[First Heat Wave of the Year Possible Late Week]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:59:36 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cmhm2kbUMAAVqoJ.jpg+large.jpg

High heat and oppressive humidity is expected late this week.

High clouds increase this evening as the fireworks go off, but they will not obstruct the view.

Rain is expected after midnight, and it may be heavy at times tomorrow morning.

The most rain will fall in southern Connecticut, but the whole state should get in on the action.

The rainfall deficit over the last year and a half is over 12 inches, so the rain is very much needed.

The weather clears out Wednesday as temperatures soar into the middle 90s. The humidity will still be manageable on Wednesday.

That changes in a big way Thursday.

Heat indices, or what it feels like, will surge to near 100 degrees come Thursday and that will last through at least Friday.

At some point, either on Friday or over the weekend, a series of cold fronts will eventually cleanse the atmosphere from all of the humidity.

As a result, thunderstorms are possible, isolated in nature Thursday but with an increasing threat heading into the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Severe Weather Threat Diminishing in Connecticut]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:41:15 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+HRRR+Precip+CT1.png

A tornado watch has been issued for the four western counties of Connecticut -- Hartford, New Haven, Fairfield and Litchfield counties -- until 10 p.m.

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A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for storms that could produce a tornado, while a warning is highest level and means a tornado is imminent or has been spotted.

The strong thunderstorms were in advance of a cold front and flights are affected in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.

The severe weather threat is diminishing across Connecticut, though residents should remain on alert through the evening.

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Once the front clears after midnight, delightful weather is in store for the holiday weekend.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with temperatures near 80 degrees.

Lots of sunshine will make for a very bright Sunday, with highs in the middle 80s.

The Fourth of July will be warmest, with a blend of clouds and sunshine. Temperatures will be well into the 80s inland, but more like lower 80s at the beaches.

A heat wave is possible at the end of next week, when temperatures will soar to 90 degrees.



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<![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: Not If, But When The Next Hurricane Strikes]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:42:34 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_Not_If_But_When_The_Next_Hurricane_Strikes_1200x675_713738819923.jpgNBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Brad Field shows us why Connecticut should always be prepared for a hurricane.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: Shoreline Still Rebuilding from Irene and Sandy]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:43:36 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_Shoreline_Still_Rebuilding_from_Irene_and_Sandy_1200x675_713733187906.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon shows us the rebuilding effort along the shoreline.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: Connecticut's Worst Severe Weather]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:42:42 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_Connecticuts_Worst_Severe_Weather_1200x675_713736771629.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan shows us Connecticut's worst severe weather.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: Lightning Safety]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:42:51 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_Lightning_Safety_1200x675_713736259810.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski shows us how to prepare for lightning storms.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: How Power Companies Prepare]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:42:22 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_How_Power_Companies_Prepare_1200x675_713738819590.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Darren Sweeney shows us how power companies prepare for nature's worst.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: Coast Guard]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:43:00 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_Coast_Guard_1200x675_713732675550.jpgNBC Connecticut's Kaitlyn McGrath shows us how the Coast Guard prepares for storms.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: First Alert Weather Technology]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:43:26 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_First_Alert_Weather_Technology_1200x675_713733699671.jpgNBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon shows us some of the technology used in the First Alert weather center.]]><![CDATA[Summer Storms 2016: See It Share It]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:43:09 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Summer_Storms_See_It_Share_It_1200x675_713732675552.jpgNBC Connecticut's First Alert weather team shows you some See It Share It submissions.]]><![CDATA[Scattered Showers Continue Wednesday]]>Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:09:31 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT%281%29.png

A cold front will finally move through the state Wednesday, albeit slowly, so a good amount of clouds will stick around.

Increasing sunshine is expected, but a stray shower is still possible. The threat for severe weather remains low.

Temperatures will soar into the 80s, and that's where they will peak each afternoon for the rest of the week.

Dry weather returns in force Thursday, but another cold front will bring more showers Friday night.

A few showers will linger Saturday morning, but then the rest of the weekend will be dry.

High temperatures through the holiday weekend will be in the lower and middle 80s.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Thunderstorms Tomorrow]]>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:12:58 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT1.png

Ahead of a cold front, the air will moisten up and scattered thunderstorms are expected.

Showers will move through tonight, and it will be warm as temperatures remain in the 60s.

Scattered storms are in the forecast tomorrow, though it will be dry for a large portion of the time.

Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s and lower 80s Tuesday.

The cold front finally moves through the state Wednesday, albeit slowly, so that's why clouds will stick around during the early morning. Increasing sunshine is expected. Temperatures will again rise into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Dry weather returns in force Thursday and lasts into the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

High temperatures through the holiday weekend will be in the lower and middle 80s.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Beach Forecast]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:46:34 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Touchscreen+Cap2.png

A top-10 beach weekend has arrived.

Full sunshine is expected both days. High pressure means light prevailing winds, thus, a sea breeze will develop each afternoon.

Temperatures will rise into the lower 80s in the New Haven area.

The farther east one heads along the shoreline, the cooler it will be.

In Newport, Rhode Island, for example, high temperatures will only be in the upper 70s.

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<![CDATA[Sunny, Warm and Dry This Weekend]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:51:22 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+2+Day3.png

A sprawling area of high pressure will make for a spectacular summer weekend.

Saturday and Sunday will be sunny, with highs pushing 90 inland. At the beaches, temperatures will reach the lower 80s.

Do note that when the air is dry, like it's been for much of this summer so far, it turns chilly quickly once the sun goes down.

The dry streak continues Monday, with lots of sunshine and highs still well into the 80s.

A few storms are possible Tuesday as a cold front pushes through, but then the dry weather returns.

Rain is needed in Connecticut, as the deficit so far this year is over five inches in the Hartford area.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny and Warm Weekend Ahead]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:28:07 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+3+Day+FSS.png

The dry, warm and comfortable weather continues.

Friday and the weekend look amazing, again!

Unlimited sunshine is expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

High temperatures this weekend will range from the middle to upper 80s, as humidity remains absent.

At the beaches, temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

Do note that when the air is dry, like it's been for much of this summer so far, it turns chilly quickly once the sun goes down.

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<![CDATA[A Few Showers Thursday]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:44:11 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT.png

A storm will pass south of Connecticut Thursday, yielding a few showers.

Overnight clouds will increase as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

The showers will be scattered tomorrow, with the best chance being along the shoreline.

Temperatures will be stuck in the 70s.

Friday and the weekend look amazing, again!

Unlimited sunshine is expected Friday and and Saturday, then on Sunday it will still be very bright but with a few puffy clouds mixed in.

High temperatures this weekend will range from the middle to upper 80s, as humidity remains absent.

At the beaches, temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

Do note that when the air is dry, like it's been for much of this summer so far, it turns chilly quickly once the sun goes down.

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<![CDATA[Humidity Departing, Sunshine Increasing]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:29:58 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+111.png

A cold front pushed through the state this morning and now drier air is filtering into the state.

Clear skies and comfortable temperatures tonight.  Winds light and variable.

Sunshine sticks around tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower.

Another chance for rain exists Thursday as a storm passes by to the southwest. Showers possible in the afternoon.

Clouds move out on Friday and the day looks to be sunny and dry.

The upcoming weekend looks beautiful with abundant sunshine and temperatures rising well into the 80s.

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<![CDATA[Your Photos: Strawberry Moon]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:16:48 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/strawberry+moon+portland.jpg

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<![CDATA[Scattered Thunderstorms Moving Though the State]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:34:09 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ClZxd5LUYAILt7B.jpg+large.jpg

A cold front will swing a broken line of rain and some thunder and lightning through the state early Tuesday morning.

The severe weather threat is very low. Once the cold front moves through, the humidity will vanish.

Increasing sunshine is expected with temperatures in the 80s.

Sunshine returns Wednesday along with cooler weather and no humidity.

Another chance for rain exists Thursday as a storm passes by to the southwest. Just how close it comes remains to be seen.

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<![CDATA[Full Moon This Weekend]]>Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:28:06 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Full+Moon1.png

A full moon will occur early Monday morning.

Given the clear weather expected this weekend, it will be a prime time to snap photos of the moon.

This month's full moon is also known as the full "strawberry" moon.

Send your photos to shareit@nbcconnecticut.com or click here!

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny and Warm Father's Day Weekend]]>Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:04:18 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+2+Day2.png

A beautiful weekend is shaping up as high pressure maintains control of Connecticut's weather.

The lack of humidity will also last for several more days, making for great sleeping weather as temperatures fall back into the 50s at night.

The weekend looks stupendous, with sunny skies both days.

Highs will be in the middle 80s Saturday, but upper 80s inland come Sunday. Shoreline areas will remain in the lower 80s on Sunday.

Temperatures will push 90 degrees come early next week, as the dry weather continues.

The next chance for rain comes with thunderstorms on Tuesday, when there will be some humidity in the air.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny for Father's Day Weekend]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:38:21 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+1%282%291.png

Mainly dry weather continues and a major-warm up is expected early next week.

The lack of humidity continues, making for great sleeping weather as temperatures fall back into the 50s at night.

An mix of sunshine and clouds is expected Friday but it should be dry, with rain off to the southwest.

The weekend looks beautiful, with sunny skies both days and temperatures in the lower and middle 80s.

Temperatures will push 90 degrees come early next week, as the dry weather continues.

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<![CDATA[Beautiful Weekend Ahead]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:57:08 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+1%281%291.png

Mainly dry weather continues and a major-warm up is expected early next week.

Highs tempereratures will be within a few degrees of 80 with abundant sunshine through Saturday.

The lack of humidity will continue, making for great sleeping weather as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

A shower is possible in southwest Connecticut early tomorrow, otherwise the day will be dry with sun and clouds.

An abundance of clouds is expected Friday but it should be dry, with rain off to the southwest.

The weekend looks beautiful, with sunny skies both days and temperatures in the lower and middle 80s.

Temperatures will push 90 degrees come early next week, as the dry weather continues.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny Weather Continues]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:20:45 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ck7XYt5UUAAX_eq.jpg+large.jpg

Seasonable, dry weather will stick around through the middle part of the week.

Highs tempereratures will be within a few degrees of 80 with abundant sunshine through Thursday.

The lack of humidity will continue, making for great sleeping weather as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

The next chance for rain comes Friday as a storm approaches from the west.

For now, the Friday call is dry with clouds, with a few showers possible by Sunday, which is Father's Day.

Stay tuned to the First Alert weather team as the late-week rain threat comes into better focus.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny Through Midweek]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:27:49 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+19.png

Seasonable, dry weather will stick around through the middle part of the week.

Highs tempereratures will be within a few degrees of 80 with abundant sunshine through Thursday.

The lack of humidity will continue, making for great sleeping weather as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

The next chance for rain comes Friday as a storm approaches from the west.

For now, the Friday call is dry with clouds, with a few showers possible by Sunday, which is Father's Day.

Stay tuned to the First Alert weather team as the late-week rain threat comes into better focus.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Thunderstorms Likely Saturday]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:36:38 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%2813%29.png

The humidity remains low and the weather dry, though a few thunderstorms are possible Saturday.

It will be refreshing tonight with lows near 50.

A warm front moves overhead Saturday, followed quickly by a cold front Saturday night.

That will result in rapidly increasing clouds Saturday. A few thunderstorms are possible Saturday afternoon, evening and night.

With enough sunshine, the storms have the potential to be strong to severe.

Temperatures will reach into the middle 70s Saturday.

Sunday's the brighter of the weekend days, with lots of sun. It will be windy behind the cold front with temperatures in the upper 70s.

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<![CDATA[Clearing Skies, Cool Overnight]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:15:54 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater14.png

A beautiful stretch of weather is ahead.

Skies will clear tonight and the weather will be great for sleeping with the windows open as temperatures fall back to around 50 degrees.

Tomorrow turns out mostly sunny, with a continued lack of humidity.

Friday looks gorgeous with abundant sunshine and temperatures in the middle 70s.

The weekend will be mainly dry, save for some showers Saturday night.

Expect increasing clouds on Saturday with temperatures near 80 degrees.

It's an approaching cold front that will bring a shower or two through the state at night.

By Sunday, a morning sprinkle is possible, but most of the day will be dry with increasing sunshine and breezy conditions. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Thunderstorms Tomorrow]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:59:18 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Features%281%29.png

An upper-level low on Wednesday means more scattered storms, which could contain small hail. Highs will be in the 70s.

The end of the workweek looks beautiful but cool, with sunshine and clouds. Temperatures will only rise into the lower and middle 70s.

An out-of-season storm may bring showers or some rain this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Beach Forecast: Saturday is Best]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:03:50 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Touchscreen+Cap1.png

Heading to the beach this weekend?

Saturday is best with temperatures in the upper 70s at the shoreline. It will be in the middle 80s inland, so relief from the heat will be found near the water.

Expect a blend of sunshine and clouds.

Periods of rain, fog and possibly thunder arrive Sunday, so it won't be a good day to head to the beach. It won't rain the whole time, though.

Temperatures on Sunday will be stuck in the upper 60s – cool for the time of year!

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<![CDATA[Warm, Dry Saturday, Rain Sunday]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:17:39 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%289%29.png

The weekend will start dry, before a complete flip as rain arrives Sunday.

Saturday is the pick of the weekend with a blend of sun and clouds and highs in the middle 80s inland, upper 70s along the shoreline.

Rain is likely Sunday into Sunday night, so temperatures will be lower, near 70. Thunder is possible and it will be a cool day.

Monday will be mostly sunny and breezy with highs near 80.

An isolated storm is possible Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will once again be near 80 degrees.

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<![CDATA[Isolated Shower Expected Friday]]>Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:55:12 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%288%29.png

A split weekend of weather is ahead.

Low clouds, mist and fog will move in tonight ahead of a cold front.

While it will be mainly dry tomorrow, it will also be mostly cloudy. An isolated shower is possible.

Saturday is the pick of the weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s inland, upper 70s along the shoreline.

Rain is likely Sunday into Sunday night, so temperatures will be lower, near 70. It will be a cool day.

Unsettled weather sticks around through early next week as an upper-level low moves overhead.

That means more clouds than sunshine, with the potential for an isolated thunderstorm. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

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<![CDATA[Dry Weather Continues, Scattered Showers Friday]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:05:31 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+217.png

High pressure will provide dry weather throughout the midweek period.

Fog is expected tonight as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

Tomorrow brings a similar weather day with lots of sunshine, no humidity and temperatures in the 70s.

It's a cold front that brings a few showers Friday, with highs around 70 degrees.

An early look at the start to the weekend shows mostly sunny skies for Saturday with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Rain is likely on Sunday into Sunday night, so temperatures will be lower, in the 70s.

Unsettled weather sticks around through early next week as an upper-level low moves overhead.

That means more clouds than sunshine, with occasional showers and perhaps a storm. Temperatures will be in the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Sunshine, No Humidity and Great Sleeping Weather]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 17:28:40 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+216.png

High pressure will provide dry weather throughout the midweek period.

Overnight, temperatures will fall back into the 50s – great sleeping weather.

A blend of clouds and sunshine is expected Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

It's a cold front that brings a few showers Friday, with highs around 70 degrees.

An early look at the start to the weekend shows mostly sunny skies for Saturday with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

More rain is possible Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Downpours, Breaks of Sunshine Today]]>Mon, 30 May 2016 13:48:19 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+CT%281%294.png

Some areas of the state have already picked up more than an inch of rain, including New Haven and Bridgeport.

The downpours will be scattered in nature through midday.

Parade organizers and those looking to host an outdoor event early this afternoon should get by mainly dry.

Breaks of sunshine are likely, but it will be self-destructing sunshine.

A cold front on the approach means that any sunshine will act as fuel for thunderstorms.

Western Connecticut stands the best chance of seeing a thunderstorm late this afternoon and early this evening. The storms could be on the strong side as they first enter the state.

The sky clears overnight and abundant sunshine is expected tomorrow. The humidity will be gone as temperatures rise into the middle 80s inland!

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