More Scattered Heavy Downpours Today | NBC Connecticut

More Scattered Heavy Downpours Today

NBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski says flash flooding is a possibility again today. (Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015)

A cold front will slowly slice across the state today and trigger more downpours and rumbles of thunder.

It was only yesterday that downpours sparked multiple flood advisories and Danbury, for example, picked up a whopping 3.2 inches of rain in a six-hour span.

The atmosphere is still loaded with moisture and winds are light in the lowest levels. This means flash flooding is a low-to-moderate concern. Any flash flooding won’t be widespread but would still cause trouble in localized spots. Temperatures will barely make it into the middle-80s.

Despite yesterday’s rain, it would still take 2 to 3 inches of rain in a three-hour window to cause flash flooding across the state.

Southern New Haven and Fairfield Counties are most vulnerable to flooding again today simply because it would only take two inches of rain in a three hour period there.

The cold will be south and east of Connecticut tomorrow, but most indications are that a wave of low pressure develops along the front and a sizable burst rides from west to east in the evening.

The thinking right now is that most of the steady rain will miss the state to the south; still, more clouds than sun are expected and scattered showers are in the forecast.

High pressure finally builds in for Friday and Saturday, providing tons of sunshine. Humidity levels look exceptionally low, once again, for the time of year. The end of week weather is something to get excited about!

By Sunday evening, clouds increase ahead of the next weather-maker but it should be dry during the daylight hours. Temperatures will be in the upper-80s both Saturday and Sunday.

Next week dips in the jet stream result in a very unsettled pattern that doesn’t look pleasant at all. Monday looks pretty wet with numerous showers and perhaps thunder.

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