<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Weather News and Coverage]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usTue, 24 May 2016 15:36:42 -0400Tue, 24 May 2016 15:36:42 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Today's Forecast]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/first+alert_weather+1200.jpg

Today: Scattered showers and storms. Steadiest rain in the morning. Highs upper 60s inland, mid 60s shore.

Tonight: An evening storm or two, then clearing. Lows near 55. 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, much warmer. Highs mid 80s inland, upper 70s shore.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, warm. Highs low 80s inland, mid 70s shore.

Friday: Mix of sun and clouds. Chance for showers/storms. Highs low 80s inland, mid 70s shore.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs upper 80s inland, upper 70s shore.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance for a shower/storm. Highs upper 70s inland, lower 70s shore.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy, cooler. Chance for a shower/storm. Highs lower 70s inland, upper 60s shore.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Showers Today, Taste of Summer Tomorrow]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:36:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%287%291.png

Scattered showers and storms will continue throughout the day with temperatures stuck in the 60s.

Tomorrow and Thursday will be great days, with mostly sunny conditions. Temperatures will rocket into the middle 80s!

More showers and storms are possible Friday, with temperatures in the lower 80s inland.

The Memorial Day weekend forecast challenge is the position of a back-door cold front.

First Alert forecasters are pretty confident the weekend begins warm, and ends cooler.

Temperatures will push 90 degrees on Saturday with lots of sunshine.

There's a chance for a shower or storm on Sunday and Memorial Day, with high temperatures falling back into the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Scattered Showers, Thunder Tomorrow]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:10:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%287%29.png

A cold pool of air aloft will create some instability tomorrow, which will lead to scattered showers.

Patchy, light rain will move in after midnight, and it will be steadiest in the morning tomorrow.

Scattered showers and storms will continue throughout the day with temperatures stuck in the 60s.

Wednesday and Thursday will be great days, with mostly sunny conditions. Temperatures will rocket into the middle 80s!

More showers and storms are possible Friday, with temperatures in the lower 80s inland.

The Memorial Day weekend forecast challenge is the position of a back-door cold front.

First Alert forecasters are pretty confident the weekend begins warm, and ends cooler.

Temperatures will push 90 degrees on Saturday with lots of sunshine.

There's a chance for a shower or storm on Sunday and Memorial Day, with high temperatures falling back into the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Obscuring Sun]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 12:42:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Smoke.png

Notice the sky appears gray instead of blue?

On a day when First Alert forecasters aren't calling for any clouds, smoke has put a filter on the sunshine.

Wildfires have been burning for weeks in Canada, and the wind trajectory of late has been from the northeast – an ideal track to bring the smoke over Connecticut.

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According to Canada's government agency that tracks wildfires, nine fires are 2,471 acres or greater in size in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

The smoke is thousands of feet up in the atmosphere, so the risk of health impacts is very low.

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Enviornmental Protection issues daily air quality forecasts for different locations around the state.

The maximum forecast value for particulate matter today is 33 in Bridgeport, which is considered to be in the good range. 50 or higher would be moderate.

While the smoke should move out of the area later today, it may provide for a beautiful sunset.


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<![CDATA[Scattered Showers This Weekend]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:28:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%286%29.png

It won't be a washout this weekend, but there will be plenty of showers.

Saturday will start with some sunshine before clouds take over. Showers are likely by evening. Highs will be near 70 inland, but middle 60s along the shoreline.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected Sunday, with scattered showers. Temperatures will peak in the lower and middle 60s.

A stubborn upper-level low means unsettled weather sticks around early next week, with on-and-off showers and lots of cloudiness during the heating of the day.

Wednesday will mark a return of dry weather, and temperatures skyrocket towards the end of next week.

Middle 80s are likely inland on Thursday and Friday!

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<![CDATA[Abundant Sunshine Tomorrow, Weekend Showers]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Panel+Today+Tomorrow+Skycast1.png

A beautiful close to the workweek is in store for tomorrow.

High pressure will sponsor temperatures closing in on 80 degrees inland, but lower 70s along the shore.

A coastal storm will threaten this weekend, but mostly miss.

Both Saturday and Sunday will be mostly cloudy with the chance for afternoon and evening showers.

High temperatures will be near 70 this weekend.

A stubborn upper-level low means unsettled weather sticks around early next week, with on-and-off showers and lots of cloudiness during the heating of the day.

Still, though, temperatures will flirt with 70 degrees, with 80 degrees possible by Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Showers, Some Thunder Tomorrow]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:12:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%285%29.png

Showers and some thunder are possible tomorrow, before a delightful end to the workweek.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with an increasing chance for showers and some thunder tomorrow. Highs will be near 70.

A large area of high pressure finally builds in late week, yielding abundant sunshine Friday.

Temperatures soar to near 70 Thursday, then upper 70s come Friday.

A coastal storm will threaten this weekend.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with rain likely late. The clouds stick around Sunday, along with the chance for showers.

High temperatures will be near 70 this weekend.

A stubborn upper-level low likely means unsettled weather sticks around early next week, meaning on-and-off showers and lots of cloudiness, especially on Tuesday.

Still, though, temperatures will flirt with 70 degrees.

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<![CDATA[Next Chance for Showers Comes Thursday]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 17:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%284%291.png

More clouds than sunshine will be the story through tomorrow, before a delightful end to the workweek.

A mix of sun and clouds is expected tomorrow as rain passes by to the south, though it should be dry here in Connecticut. Temperatures will be near 70.

Morning sun fades to clouds and an increasing chance for a shower on Thursday.

A large area of high pressure finally builds in late week, yielding abundant sunshine Friday.

Temperatures soar to near 70 Thursday, then upper 70s come Friday.

The weekend looks mainly dry, but a coastal storm will be too close for comfort.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with rain possible at night. The clouds likely stick around Sunday, along with the chance for showers.

Temperatures will be in the near 70 Saturday, then upper 60s Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Isolated Shower Tomorrow Afternoon and Evening]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 17:09:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%283%291.png

Mostly clear skies are expected overnight as temperatures fall back into the lower 40s.

While tomorrow starts out dry, a few showers will dot the landscape by afternoon. Highs will by near 70 degrees.

A mix of sun and clouds is expected Wednesday as rain passes by to the south, though it should be dry here in Connecticut. Temperatures will be near 70.

A large area of high pressure finally builds in late week, yielding abundant sunshine, especially Friday.

Temperatures soar to near 70 Thursday, then lower 70s come Friday.

The weekend looks mainly dry, but a coastal storm will be too close for comfort.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a shower possible at night. The clouds likely stick around Sunday.

Temperatures will be in the upper 60s Saturday, then lower 70s Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Wet Evening Ahead]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 15:39:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%282%29.png

Showers will make for wet evenings both tonight and Saturday night.

Most of the daylight hours tomorrow will be dry, with highs in the mid 70s inland but near 70 along the shoreline.

It's in the evening when a gusty shower or thunderstorm will roll through.

Sunday will be cooler. Sun will fade to clouds and a sprinkle is possible. Highs will only be near 60.

Early next week looks bright and dry, with temperatures in the 60s.

After the weekend, the next shower chance is Wednesday.

Temperatures will remain below average early next week, as the average high then is in the 70s.

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<![CDATA[Showers Arrive Later Tomorrow]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 17:10:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Five+Mile+Lighthouse+1920x1080.jpg

The stretch of sunny weather will end tomorrow.

First though, temperatures will fall back to about 50 tonight as clouds roll in.

Any early sun will fade to clouds and give way to showers in the second half of tomorrow, and as a result, temperatures will drop from previous days to the upper 60s.

The weekend will be cooler and breezy, with beautiful blue sky mixing with large, puffy white clouds.

A few showers are possible later Saturday.

High temperatures over the weekend will be in the middle 70s Saturday, but fall into the lower 60s by Sunday.

It looks like dry weather sticks around for Monday and Tuesday, with below average highs in the 60s.

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<![CDATA[Unlimited Sunshine, Temperatures Well Into the 70s]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 17:10:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Five+Mile+Lighthouse+1920x1080.jpg

High pressure will provide unlimited sunshine through tomorrow.

Temperatures will fall into the 40s tonight with clear skies.

Tomorrow will feature highs in the middle and upper 70s – above average!

The next chance for showers comes as a series of fronts approach Connecticut.

Sun will fade to clouds and give way to showers in the second half of Friday, and as a result, temperatures will drop from previous days to the upper 60s.

The weekend will be cooler and breezy, with beautiful blue sky mixing with large, puffy white clouds.

High temperatures over the weekend will be near 70 Saturday, but fall into the lower 60s by Sunday.

It looks like dry weather sticks around for Monday and Tuesday, with below average highs in the 60s.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Weather: Monsoon Rains in Myanmar]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533158504-weather.jpg Take a look at photos of extreme weather from the U.S. and around the world, from floods to snow to rough seas.

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<![CDATA[Abundant Sunshine, Above Average Temperatures Return]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 17:40:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Five+Mile+Lighthouse+1920x1080.jpg

Sustained dry, sunny weather is here, for the first time in more than a week.

Temperatures will fall back into the 40s tonight under mostly clear skies.

Tomorrow and Thursday will be sunny with highs in the middle and upper 70s – above average!

The next chance for showers comes as a series of fronts approach Connecticut.

A period of showers is likely in the second half of Friday, and as a result, temperatures will drop from previous days to the upper 60s.

Follow-up cold fronts over the weekend should be weak.

That knowledge tends to favor mainly dry but breezy weather, with large, puffy clouds mixing with sunshine.

High temperatures over the weekend will be near 70 Saturday, but fall into the lower 60s by Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny Most of This Week]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 17:24:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Skycam+No+Live+Bug3.png

After days upon days of gloomy weather, a solid stretch of sunshine is ahead.

Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny with highs in the lower and middle 70s – above average!

The next chance for rain comes as a series of fronts approach Connecticut.

A period of rain is likely in the second half of Friday, and as a result, temperatures will drop from previous days to the 60s.

Another shower is possible Saturday, but the follow-up cold fronts over the weekend should be weak.

That would tend to favor mainly dry but breezy weather, with large, puffy clouds mixing with sunshine.

High temperatures over the weekend will be in the middle 60s.

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<![CDATA[Showers Give Way to Sun on Mother's Day]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 16:54:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM12+Precip+Clouds+Floater5.png

Mother's Day will be the pick of the weekend, despite morning showers.

Occasional showers will continue tonight with temperatures in the 40s.

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The source of this long, unsightly stretch of weather is what's called an "omega" block. Essentially, the weather is wet on the edges, with sunshine in the middle.

Connecticut enjoyed the middle of an "omega" block back in April, but recently it's been the eastern edge of a block bringing the clouds and the rain.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with isolated showers. A few breaks of sun are possible late. Highs will be near 60.

Mother's Day starts with a few morning showers, then clearing is expected. The afternoon hours will be best, with a little breeze. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

Early next week, finally, sunshine returns. Monday looks like a great day with highs soaring into the upper 60s.

70 is possible come Tuesday. It looks like Wednesday will also be a weather-winner, with highs in the lower 70s and lots of sunshine.

By Thursday, middle 70s are in the cards under a mix of sunshine and clouds!

The chance for rain returns by Friday.

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<![CDATA[A Few Breaks of Sunshine This Weekend]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 17:04:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%284%29.png

While showers will continue for several more days, there is some positive news for Mother's Day Weekend.

It will be another cool night with an isolated shower as temperatures fall off into the middle 40s.

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Showers and possibly even a storm are possible tomorrow. Highs will be in near 60 inland.

Saturday looks primarily dry, just in time to start the weekend. An isolated shower is possible. Any breaks of sunshine will hold off until later in the day, with highs in the lower 60s.

Mother's Day starts with a few morning and midday showers, then clearing is expected. The afternoon hours will be best, with a little breeze. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

Early next week, dry weather returns and 70 is possible by Tuesday, but it won't last long.

Indications show wave after wave of low pressure next week, possibly as soon as Wednesday. That means showers return.


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<![CDATA[Showery, Cool Weather Continues]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 17:27:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%283%29.png

The cloudy, cool and wet weather looks to continue for the foreseeable future.

Showers will continue tonight with lows in the 40s.

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The chance for showers continues again tomorrow, with highs in the lower 50s.

Showers and possibly even a storm are possible Friday.

Saturday looks primarily dry, just in time to start the weekend! An isolated shower is possible and it will be warmer, with highs in the lower 60s.

Mother's Day starts with a few morning showers, then clearing is expected. The afternoon hours will be best. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

Early next week, dry weather returns and 70 is possible by Tuesday, but it won't last long.

Indications show wave after wave of low pressure next week, possibly as soon as Wednesday.


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<![CDATA[Unsettled, Cool Weather Continues]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 17:00:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater%281%291.png

Unsettled, cool weather will continue for the rest of the workweek.

Isolated showers are expected overnight with lows in the 40s.

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Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a chance for showers, with temperatures again in the middle 50s.

The chance for showers continues again Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s.

Organized rain returns Friday to close the workweek. Yet again, temperatures will be stuck in the 50s.

The next dry day appears to be Saturday, just in time to start the weekend! It will be warmer, with highs in the middle 60s.

Mother's Day looks mostly dry though a cold front will bring a few shower through the state. Not a washout. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

Early next week, dry weather returns and 70 is possible by Tuesday!

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<![CDATA[More Rain Tonight, Pattern Remains Unsettled]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:44:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Generic+Rain+Generic+Umbrella+Generic+Rainy.jpg

An unsettled weather pattern will grip Connecticut through the upcoming weekend.

Showers and possibly even a period of rain will return tonight as temperatures remain in the 40s.

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The rain will wind down during the morning commute tomorrow, so it will be another soggy drive.

However, tomorrow is more murky than it is wet. While there can be drizzle at any point, there shouldn't be any organized rain. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance for showers, with temperatures again in the upper 50s.

The chance for showers continues again on Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s.

Organized rain returns Friday to close the workweek. Yet again, temperatures will be stuck in the upper 50s.

The next dry day appears to be Saturday, just in time to start the weekend! It will be warmer, with highs in the middle 60s.



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<![CDATA[Showers This Evening, Rain Sunday]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:31:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM12+Precip+Clouds+Floater%281%292.png

Numerous chances for rain exists over the next few days.

Showers will last through much of the evening across Connecticut, as temperatures fall through the 40s.

A good amount of low-level moisture will provide for clouds and an increasing chance of rain this weekend.

Saturday looks like the pick of the weekend, as it will be predominately dry with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

Clouds will take over by Sunday, with showers most of the day. It will be chilly as temperatures only rise into the upper 40s!

The showers will last into the day Monday, when it will be chilly again with temperatures stuck in the 50s.

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The pattern remains cool and unsettled next week, as a trough will be digging over the eastern part of the country.

Uncertainty in the finer forecast details is high.

For now, the forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds Tuesday before another chance for rain come Wednesday.

Every single day in the seven day forecast is below average, as seasonable highs are in the upper 60s by later next week.


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<![CDATA[Mostly Dry Tomorrow, A Shower Possible]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:06:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+514.png

A long stretch of unsettled weather is about to set in.

Tonight, a few showers will move through with temperatures in the lower 40s.

The shower chance continues tomorrow, especially in southern Connecticut late in the evening. It won't be a washout, and some breaks of sun are possible. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

A good amount of low-level moisture will provide for clouds and an increasing chance of rain this weekend.

Saturday looks like the pick of the weekend, as it will be predominately dry with more clouds than sunshine. Highs will be near 60.

Clouds will take over by Sunday, with a steady rain by the afternoon. It will be chilly as temperatures only rise into the upper 40s!

The showers will last into the day Monday, when it will be chilly again with temperatures stuck in the 50s.

A good amount of disagreement exists in whether or not skies clear heading into Tuesday.

For now, the forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds Tuesday before another chance for rain come Wednesday.

Every single day in the seven day forecast is below average, as seasonable highs are in the upper 60s by later next week.

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<![CDATA[Clouds Arrive Tomorrow Afternoon, Showers Friday]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:31:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM12+Precip+Clouds+Floater3.png

The brief stint of dry weather won't last much longer in Connecticut.

With clear skies and calm winds, temperatures will fall back to the freezing mark tonight. Freeze warnings are posted for much of the state.

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Tomorrow should also turn out dry, with morning sunshine but increasing afternoon clouds. Temperatures will again rise to near 60 degrees.

A disturbance will provide an opportunity for a few showers on Friday, especially in southern Connecticut. It won't be a washout. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

A good amount of low-level moisture will provide for clouds and an increasing chance of showers this weekend.

Saturday looks like the pick of the weekend, as it will be predominately dry with a mix of sunshine and clouds. Highs will be near 60.

Clouds will take over by Sunday, with an increasing chance for showers by the afternoon. It will be cool as temperatures only rise into the middle 50s.

The showers will last into the day Monday, when it will be chilly again with temperatures stuck in the 50s.

A good amount of disagreement exists in whether or not skies clear heading into Tuesday.

For now, the forecast calls for an abundance of clouds Tuesday improving to a blend of clouds and sunshine by Wednesday. Temperatures should rebound back to 60 degrees, which will still be below average.


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<![CDATA[Frosty Night Ahead, Beautiful Tomorrow]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+513.png

The rain has moved out and a frosty night is ahead.

Temperatures will fall to the freezing mark in many inland locations.

Tomorrow will be a world's better than today. Full sunshine with highs near 60.

The late-week period of Thursday into Friday looks primarily dry, though First Alert forecasters are watching a disturbance that will be just southwest of the region.

A few showers are possible Thursday afternoon and evening, especially in southwest Connecticut. Temperatures will be close to 60 degrees.

An early look at the weekend shows dry weather with high temperatures in the middle 60s – seasonable for the time of year!

There will be low-level moisture around the region, so it won't be completely sunny.

A blend of clouds and sunshine is expected Saturday, while Sunday could very well end up mostly cloudy but dry.

The next organized batch of rain is poised to impact Connecticut on Monday, and it may last into Tuesday.

High temperatures early next week will be below average, in the upper 50s.

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<![CDATA[Rainy, Cold Day Ahead Tomorrow]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:09:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Election+Day.png

Clouds will thicken tonight ahead of an unusually cold Tuesday that will also contain rain.

Showers will move in before the morning commute tomorrow and continue through the day.

A sharp temperature contrast will exist between Philadelphia and Connecticut.

While the temperature likely flirts with 80 in southeast Pennsylvania, Connecticut temperatures will be stuck in the 40s!

Given the cold air at the surface, severe thunderstorms are unlikely tomorrow. A few rumbles of thunder are possible, though.

The rain will be very helpful at mitigating the threat for brush fires.

Wednesday will be a world's better. Full sunshine with highs near 60.

The late-week period of Thursday into Friday looks primarily dry, though First Alert forecasters are watching a disturbance that will be just southwest of the region.

A few showers are possible Friday if that system makes it farther to the north. Temperatures will be close to 60 degrees.

An early look at the weekend shows dry weather with high temperatures in the middle 60s – seasonable for the time of year!

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<![CDATA[Showers, Thunder Tonight Before Dry Weekend]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:34:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+Outlook4.png

Unsettled weather surrounds the weekend but both Saturday and Sunday will be dry.

A few showers and thunderstorms will linger into this evening.

While it will be a cloudy start for some tomorrow, those clouds will burn off.

Tomorrow looks awesome with lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s.

It's also a dry day Sunday, when sunshine will blend with thin clouds. However, it will be cooler, with highs only near 60.

A pattern change puts an active storm track over Connecticut next week.

It's never easy to forecast when a front is hung up overhead. That's the case early next week.

Temperatures could easily vary by 10 or 20 degrees across the state, with southern reaches being the warmest. Hartford could be 55 degrees while Stamford is 65 degrees.

Showers are likely both Monday and Tuesday, with a batch of steady rain possible Tuesday.

Temperatures will be stuck in the 40s on Tuesday!

High pressure should nose itself into the region to provide a dry day on Wednesday, even though it will still be on the cool side.

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<![CDATA[Showers, Thunderstorms Possible Tomorrow]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:07:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater12.png

A cold front will spark off thunderstorms tomorrow before glorious weather sets in for the weekend.

Clouds move in tonight and as a result, lows will only drop to the lower and middle 50s.

Most of the shower and thunderstorm activity will be focused in the afternoon and evening hours tomorrow.

The severe threat is low.

Saturday looks awesome with lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s.

It's also a dry day Sunday, when sunshine will blend with thin clouds. However, it will be cooler, with highs only near 60.

A pattern change puts an active storm track over Connecticut next week.

It's never easy to forecast when a front is hung up overhead. That's the case early next week.

Temperatures could easily vary by 10 or 20 degrees across the state, with southern reaches being the warmest. Hartford could be 55 degrees while Stamford is 65 degrees.

For now, First Alert forecasters think the Hartford area will be in the cold side of the front, which would result in temperatures in the 50s.

Showers are likely both Monday and Tuesday, with a batch of steady rain possible Tuesday.

High pressure should nose itself into the region to provide a dry day on Wednesday, even though it will still be on the cool side.

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<![CDATA[Dry Through Tomorrow, Needed Rainfall Friday]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:28:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Capture40.PNG

Sunshine will stick around through tomorrow before needed rainfall on Friday.

It will be frosty tonight as temperatures fall back into the 30s.

Another mostly sunny day is on tap for tomorrow, when it will be nearly 10 degrees above average with highs in the lower 70s.

Scattered showers will make Friday a gloomy day, but even when all is said and done, not much rain is anticipated.

Thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening as some sunshine will generate instability.

How about the weekend?

Saturday is best, with lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 60s.

A cold front passes through at some point on Sunday, but it should be dry.

High temperatures will be near 60 under a blend of clouds and sun.

A pattern change puts an active storm track over Connecticut next week.

Showers are in the forecast on both Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be stuck in the 50s.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Breezy Conditions Make for High Fire Danger]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Weather+Alerts+17.png

Dry, sunny weather will continue through the weekend, with the only exception being Friday.

Overnight, clear skies will dominate as winds diminish. Lows will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

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The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for tomorrow. Even though there will be less wind, it is still very dry.

Tomorrow will be beautiful, with highs in the lower 60s under full sunshine.

Another mostly sunny day is on tap for Thursday, when it will be nearly 10 degrees above average with highs in the lower 70s.

Scattered showers will make Friday a gloomy day, but even when all is said and done, not much rain is anticipated.

How about the weekend?

Saturday is best, with lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 60s.

A cold front passes through at some point on Sunday, but it should be dry.

High temperatures will be near 60 under a blend of clouds and sun.

A pattern change puts an active storm track over Connecticut next week.

Showers are in the forecast on both Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures will be stuck in the 50s.


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<![CDATA[High Fire Danger Tomorrow]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:52:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Weather+Alerts+16.png

The remarkably dry, sunny stretch of weather will continue through much of this week with few exceptions.

Clouds will move in tonight in advance of a cold front. Lows will be near 50 degrees.

A stray sprinkle or shower is possible tomorrow morning, with some rays of sunshine peeking through the clouds.

However, by lunchtime, the sun will be shining and it will be a beautiful afternoon.

A northwest breeze between 10 and 20 mph will make for a high fire danger.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch statewide. Open flames outside are discouraged.

Temperatures will in the upper 60s.

Wednesday will be beautiful, with highs in the middle 60s under full sunshine.

Another mostly sunny day is on tap for Thursday, when it will be nearly 10 degrees above average with highs near 70.

Scattered showers will make Friday a gloomy day, but even when all is said and done, not much rain is anticipated.

How about the weekend?

Saturday is best, with unlimited sunshine and highs in the lower 60s.

A cold front passes through at some point on Sunday, and it could bring a shower.

By and large, however, it will be a dry day as sunshine mixes with clouds. Highs will only be in the upper 50s.

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<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny and Warmer This Weekend]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:01:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+iCAST+Max+Temperature+SNE%281%291.png

Bright blue skies will stick around through the weekend as high pressure remains overhead.

Another clear, chilly night is ahead with lows in the 30s.

Tomorrow's high temperatures will also be in the lower 60s.

Come Sunday, it will be warmer – upper 60s to near 70 degrees. The shoreline will be closer to 60 degrees.

By Monday, temperatures will finally be in the lower 70s. Anticipate a blend of sunshine and clouds, with clouds increasing late in the day.

A cold front will spark showers on Tuesday, but most of the day will be dry with a good amount of cloud cover.

More importantly, temperatures will fall below seasonable levels again on Tuesday. Highs will only be in the upper 50s.

Wednesday will be bright but cool, with highs still stuck in the middle and upper 50s.

Warmer weather returns quickly on Thursday, when highs will top 70 degrees. Abundant sunshine is expected.

While some showers are possible Friday, temperatures will still be in the lower 70s inland.

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<![CDATA[Sea Breeze Explained – Why Shoreline Is Sometimes Cooler]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:47:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Sea+Breeze+Satellite.png

Sea breezes play an important role in Connecticut weather during the warm season.

Why can there be a 10 or 20 degree temperature difference between Groton and Hartford on any given spring or summer afternoon?

It all comes down to uneven heating of the earth's surface.

While both the ocean and the land absorb the sun's energy, the land warms far more quickly.

The air temperature over land increases rapidly after sunrise on a clear day, thus the air becomes less dense. It begins rising.

This creates an area of low pressure over land as air is removed from the column.

Relative to the land, the air pressure over water is now high.

Air blows from areas of high to areas of low pressure. This sets into motion the sea breeze.

Cool, ocean air moves inland and provides relief from summer heat along the shoreline.

A circulation forms as the cool, ocean air moves inland, rises, and then returns to the ocean several thousand feet up before sinking.

This process also provides a stabilizing effect near the water. While puffy fair-weather cumulus clouds form inland, the sky is completely clear over land where the cooler air has taken over.

Sea breezes can also stir up dust, insects and other small debris that is visible on radar.

The strength of a sea breeze is proportional to the temperature difference between the land and ocean, so long as the prevailing wind is light.

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<![CDATA[Sunny, Dry Weekend Ahead]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:05:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+iCAST+Max+Temperature+SNE3.png

High pressure maintains command of the region and that means the beautiful weather will continue.

Under clear skies, it will be frosty again tonight as temperatures fall back to freezing.

Tomorrow will be a bright day with lots of sunshine. A few wispy clouds are possible. Temperatures will rise into the upper 50s.

A persistent north and northeast flow is keeping the temperatures from soaring into the 60s for a few days.

The weekend looks great for outdoor activities, as the sky will be completely clear.

Saturday's high temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Highs will be in the upper 60s on Sunday, but will struggle to hit 70.

By Monday, temperatures will finally be in the lower 70s.

A cold front could spark a shower on Tuesday.

More importantly, temperatures will fall below seasonable levels again on Tuesday. Highs will only be in the upper 50s.

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<![CDATA[Temperatures to Hit 70 Degrees Early Next Week]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:58:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+2%281%295.png

Abundant sunshine will dominate through the end of the week with temperatures eventually soaring into the 70s.

A few clouds will move through tonight, otherwise it will be mostly clear and frosty.

Tomorrow brings unlimited sunshine, but it will be seasonably cool with highs in the middle 50s.

An "omega" block will be control the weather pattern over the eastern two-thirds of the country come the end of the week.

This pattern results in dry, sunny weather in the middle, but unsettled weather on either edge.

Connectiut will be in the dry portion of the pattern for days on end.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.

The weekend looks amazing. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s Saturday.

Abundant sunshine will last all weekend long.

Highs will be in the upper 60s on Sunday.

By Monday, temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

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<![CDATA[Long Stretch of Dry, Sunny Weather Ahead]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:00:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+2%281%294.png

The longest stretch of dry, bright and seasonably warm weather so far this year has arrived.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s.

Thursday brings unlimited sunshine as temperatures surge towards 60 degrees.

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An "omega" block will be dominating the weather pattern over the eastern two-thirds of the country come the end of the week.

This pattern results in dry, sunny weather in the middle, but unsettled weather on either edge.

Connectiut will be in the dry portion of the pattern for days on end.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.

The weekend looks amazing. Temperatures will be near 60 Saturday.

Abundant sunshine will last all weekend long.

Highs will be in the upper 60s to perhaps 70 degrees on Sunday.


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<![CDATA[Summer Following Strong El Niño Can Be Hot]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:04:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+CPC+Summer.png

One of the strongest El Niños ever recorded occurred this past winter.

Since reliable sea surface temperature data recording began in 1950, five strong El Niños have been logged.

For the purposes of this article, a strong El Niño is defined as one when three consecutive three-month overlapping periods in the Niño 3.4 region registered an anomaly of 1.5 degrees Celsius or greater.

The El Niño of 2015-2016 fits that definition, but the summer of 2016 is still in the future; therefore, it cannot be used for this assessment.

The five summers following strong El Niños since 1950 are 1998, 1983, 1973, 1966 and 1958.

Three of those summers were quite warm.

Most notable was the summer of 1973 – the warmest on record in 111 years of record-keeping in the Hartford area.

The period from June to August 1973 had an average temperature of 74.4 degrees, which is 3.0 degrees above average.

There were also 25 90-degree days in the summer of 1973.

The summer of 1966 ranked fifth warmest in the Hartford area, but featured the highest number of 90-degree days – a whopping 31 in a span of 92 days.

There are exceptions to the idea that warmth follows strong El Niños.

In 1997-1998 the El Niño was strong, but the summer that followed only ranked 50th warmest and was 0.3 degrees below average.

Following the strong 1957-1958 El Niño, the summer actually ranked 2nd coldest on record in the Hartford area.

The average temperature ranked 3.2 degrees below average.

Combining the warm extremes with the cold extremes, four of the five summers following strong El Niños featured notable temperature anomalies.

The Climate Prediction Center currently forecasts an above average summer for the entire nation. According to the government forecast, New England has greater than a 50 percent shot at seeing above average temperatures.

In terms of severe weather, the records are not thorough enough to analyze how post-El Niño summers shaped up since 1950.

One thing is for sure though – while the summer of 1998 didn't raise any eyebrows in terms of temperatures, it was a wild severe weather season.

To this day, the only high risk for severe weather in Connecticut occurred that May.

Dozens of tornadoes ripped across the region on May 31, 1998.

Stay with the First Alert weather team as summer nears for updated ideas on what will transpire this year.

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<![CDATA[Rain Tomorrow, Dry Weather Returns Wednesday]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:07:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+CT17.png

An area of low pressure over Canada will sponsor clouds and wet weather through tomorrow.

Showers are expected overnight with lows in the 40s.

An organized batch of steady rain will make move through the state tomorrow morning.

The rain should wrap up from west to east during the afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the lower and middle 50s.

It's possible that a long stretch of dry, sunny and warmer weather begins Wednesday.

For Wednesday itself, expect a blend of clouds and sunshine, with the most sunshine along the New York border.

Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Thursday brings unlimited sunshine as temperatures surge towards 60 degrees.

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An "omega" block will be dominating the weather pattern over the eastern two-thirds of the country come the end of the week.

This pattern results in dry, sunny weather in the middle, but unsettled weather on either edge.

A blend of clouds and sunshine is expected Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

The weekend looks amazing. Temperatures will be in the 60s Saturday and near 70 on Sunday.

Abundant sunshine will last all weekend long.

Highs will be in the upper 60s to perhaps 70 degrees on Sunday.


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<![CDATA[Mostly Dry, Chilly Weekend]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:53:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+Floater11.png

Mostly dry weather has set in and it will last through the weekend.

It will be chilly tonight with temperatures in the upper 20s for most.

The weekend will be on the cold side for the time of year.

High temperatures only be in the upper 40s both Saturday and Sunday.

A storm system will largely miss Connecticut on Saturday. While it will be mostly cloudy, it will also be mainly dry.

A light rain or snow shower is possible, especially in southern Connecticut.

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Sunday will be the brighter of the two days with mostly sunny skies. However, it will still be chilly.

Those heading out to the UConn victory parade should dress warmly and find the sunny side of the street.

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Early next week looks unsettled, though temperatures rise.

Showers are in the forecast for Monday and they last though Tuesday. Temperatures will peak in the middle 50s both days.

Dry weather returns on Wednesday with a blend of clouds and sunshine. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

A sprawling area of high pressure looks to build in late next week, providing sun-splashed skies with temperatures finally approaching 60 degrees by week's end.


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<![CDATA[Snow Possible Saturday Evening]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:51:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Twitter+Movie3.png

While the organized rain has ended, a lingering shower is possible tomorrow.

For the most part, tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and dry with highs near 50.

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The weekend will be on the cold side for the time of year.

High temperatures only be in the upper 40s Saturday and middle 40s Sunday.

Rain and snow is possible Saturday afternoon and evening, but with temperatures above freezing, little to no accumulation is expected.

If anything, the grass will turn white in spots.

Sunday should be the brighter of the two days with mostly sunny skies.

Early next week looks unsettled, though temperatures rise.

Showers are in the forecast for Monday and steady rain should move in by Tuesday.

Dry weather returns on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies.

High temperatures will be in the 50s starting Monday, which is still below average.


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<![CDATA[March 2016 Ranked Sixth Warmest in Connecticut]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+2.png

Another warm month was logged in March, as the month will go on the top 10 list of warmest Marches in the Hartford area.

This past March went into the record books as sixth warmest, with 2012 topping the list with an average temperature of 47.1 degrees.

March 2016 had an average temperature of 43.9 degrees. So, it wasn't as warm, but it was still a noteworthy month.

The standard 30-year 1981-2010 average temperature for March is 37.8 degrees. That means March 2016 registered 6.1 degrees above average.

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) does a more thorough calculation based on several sources of high quality weather observations.

NCEI classified March in Connecticut as being "much above average," along with much of the region.

For Connecticut as a whole, NCEI's analysis matched what the point data from the Hartford area showed – March 2016 was sixth warmest.

Here's a recap of the last 15 months in the Hartford area when it comes to notable temperature records. Data goes back to 1905.

Top 10 finishes are bold and colored in either red (warm) or blue (cold).

  • Janurary 2015 – 25th coldest
  • February 2015 – first coldest
  • March 2015 – ninth coldest
  • April 2015 – 42nd warmest
  • May 2015 – first warmest
  • June 2015 – 39th coldest
  • July 2015 – 42nd warmest
  • August 2015 – 11th warmest
  • September 2015 – third warmest
  • October 2015 – 48th coldest
  • November 2015 – sixth warmest
  • December 2015 – first warmest
  • January 2016 – 27th warmest
  • February 2016 – 21st warmest
  • March 2016 – sixth warmest

Since the beginning of last year, five months have notched a top 10 finish on the list of warmest respective months, while two months have registered in the top 10 coldest.

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<![CDATA[Rain, Heavy at Times Tomorrow]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:47:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+CT%282%293.png

Showers will develop late tonight and it will be foggy ahead of heavy rain tomorrow.

Periods of rain will occur all day tomorrow, with the best chance for heavy rain occurring in the afternoon.

While the organized rain comes to an end tomorrow evening, a lingering shower is possible Friday.

Otherwise, Friday will be mostly cloudy with highs near 50. A gray but mostly dry end to the week.

The weekend will be on the cold side for the time of year.

High temperatures only be in the upper 40s Saturday and middle 40s Sunday.

Some snow is possible Saturday night as grazes southeast New England, but the threat remains low.

Sunday should be the brighter of the two days with mostly sunny skies.

Early next week looks unsettled, though temperatures rise.

Showers are in the forecast come late Monday, and steady rain should move in by Tuesday.

Dry weather returns Wednesday with a mix of sunshine and clouds.

High temperatures will be in the upper 50s on both Tuesday and Wednesday, which is seasonable for the time of year.

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<![CDATA[April 2016 Already One of the Snowiest on Record]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:30:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+List+65.png

Only five days into the month of April, and weather history is already being made.

The month has notched a top-five position on the snowiest April list.

Snowfall records have been kept in the Hartford area since 1905, and only four other Aprils have seen more snow.

So far, 6.9 inches of snow have been logged at Bradley International, where the measurements are currently taken.

The snowiest April occurred in 1982 when 14.3 inches of snow fell.

If the snow wasn't enough, multiple opportunities for record low temperatures exist in the forecast.

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<![CDATA[Record Cold Possible Tonight]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:50:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Almanac+HFD+Record1.png

High pressure will sponsor dry weather through tomorrow, but unsettled weather makes a quick return Thursday.

Clear skies, calm winds and fresh snow pack will provide an opportunity for record cold tonight.

The forecast low temperature in the Hartford area tonight is 17, which would tie the record set back in 1982.

It will be tougher to tie the record along the shoreline, as the forecast calls for a low of 21 while the record is 19.

Tomorrow afternoon should be a tad warmer than today with highs in the lower 40s as skies start out mostly sunny but turn cloudy in the afternoon.

An area of low pressure rides west of the region on Thursday.

Showers will begin Thursday morning and turn into a steady rain by afternoon. Thunder is possible. Temperatures will rise into the middle 50s.

A lingering rain shower is possible Friday, but more importantly, Friday serves as a transition day.

The weekend will be exceptionally cold for the time of year.

High temperatures only be in the upper 40s Saturday and lower 40s Sunday.

A few flurries are possible Saturday as a storm misses out to sea.

Sunday should be the brighter of the two days with mostly sunny skies.

Early next week looks unsettled with moderating temperatures.

Showers are in the forecast on Monday and Tuesday, and highs will return to the 60s on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Brief Reprieve from Unsettled Weather]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:08:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LeadImage.png

Sunshine returns tomorrow and while it will last into Wednesday, the weather pattern remains very active heading into the second weekend of April.

Even though it will be sunny tomorrow, high temperatures will only manage to climb into the 30s.

Wednesday should be a tad warmer with highs in the 40s as skies remain mostly sunny.

An area of low pressure rides west of the region on Thursday.

Showers will begin Thursday morning and turn into a steady rain by afternoon. Temperatures will rise well into the 50s.

A lingering shower is possible Friday, but more importantly, Friday serves as a transition day.

The weekend will be exceptionally cold for the time of year.

High temperatures will struggle to 40 degrees both days.

With a cold pool of air aloft, it will be hard to achieve anything brighter than a mix of sunshine and clouds.

First Alert forecasters are also watching for the potential for some snow.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Snow Snarls Evening Commute]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wallingford+snowy+traffic.jpg

Heavy snow is falling across northern Connecticut, while an icy mix is falling in southern Connecticut.

Traffic was at a near crawl in places like I-91 North in Wallingford, where an accident took down a light pole near exit 15.

Crashes have been reported statewide.  A crash by exit 16 on I-84 West in Middlebury caused heavy delays all the way back Waterbury.  The crash was cleared, but the backup continued, according to state police.

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State police urged drivers to take precautions as they head out on the roads Monday evening.

The snow will come to an end between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. from west to east.

Up to a half foot of snow is possible in northeast Connecticut by the time all is said and done.

Other parts of inland Connecticut should end up with several fresh inches of snow, on top of what fell this morning.

Any water and slush will freeze up tonight and make for slippery travel through tomorrow morning, even though the snow is ending this evening.

For more on the rest of the week's weather, click here.



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<![CDATA[April Snow Rare but Not Unheard Of]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:20:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Almanac+BDL+Rare+Occurrence+2.png

It has snowed many times in April over the last 112 years, but snow this late in the season is considered rare.

First Alert meteorologists dug through the records and calculated some interesting stats regarding late-season snowfall.

For the purposes of these fun facts, "late season" means on or after April 1.

Late-season measurable snow has been recorded 104 times since 1905.

Measurable snow is any amount at or above a tenth of an inch.

Of those 104 occurrences of late-season snow, 43 were one inch or more.

The most recent late-season bout of measurable snow occurred two years ago, back on April 16, 2014.

Other recent years with measurable snow after April 1 include 2011 and 2006.

The most recent late-season inch or more of snow fell in 2011, with 2006 also making the list.

While it can snow in May, that hasn't happened since 1977 – when almost a foot of snow fell in the northwest hills.

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<![CDATA[Snow Ending, Wind to Cause More Power Outages]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:35:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bolton+snow+red+barn.jpg

Several inches of snow have fallen across the state and the number of power outages is expected to climb as winds gust over 50 mph.

A high wind warning has been issued for all of Connecticut today.

The snow is winding down and will be done by 8 a.m.

Wind gusts will be strongest in higher terrain and in southeastern Connecticut.

Nine thousand outages are being reported as of 1:30 p.m.

High temperatures will be stuck in the 30s with wind chills in the teens.

Tonight, temperatures fall back into the 20s in advance of another storm.

As a result, a freeze watch has been issued for southern Connecticut where the growing season has officially begun.

Snow will begin during the morning commute tomorrow and last through much of the daylight hours.

It's very difficult for snow to accumulate during the day in April, but with enough intensity, it can start to add up. This is especially true on unpaved surfaces.

While no accumulation is likely on the shoreline, a few inches are possible inland, with the bulls-eye being the higher elevations.

High temperatures will be near freezing inland but closer to 40 degrees along the shore, hence why no snow accumulation is expected by the water.

Roads will likely just be slushy much of the day across inland Connecticut.

Tuesday turns out dry with highs once again stuck in the 30s for most.

Mostly sunny skies stick around Wednesday, when high temperatures will be back in the 40s, finally.

Unsettled weather returns by Thursday, but by then, it will be rain and not snow with temperatures in the 50s.



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<![CDATA[See It Share It: Spring Has Sprung]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Ed2aa.JPG Vibrant spring flowers are blooming all across Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Spot the International Space Station Tonight]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:01:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+ISS%281%29.png

The International Space Station will pass over Connecticut for three minutes this evening.

Weather conditions should permit viewing the station, though there will be thin, high clouds overhead.

The clouds will be at about 17,000 feet above ground, but they should be thin enough to see through.

The small, fast-moving bright light will appear just above the southwest horizon and quickly rise to a max height of 76 degrees.

The appearance will last three minutes, from 8:56 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.

It will disappear high in the southern sky.

Most sightings of the ISS are lower in the sky, so tonight, be prepared to look very high in the sky.

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