Beautiful clouds, hailstones, rainbows, and downpours. It was a fun afternoon for a weather geek!
Cold air aloft produced a pocket of instability over Connecticut which lead to the stormy weather. About 10,000 feet up the temperature was close to -12C while the temperature near the ground was in the low to mid 50s. This was a classic setup for low topped thunderstorms with a fair amount of moisture above our heads.
The fact the storms were fairly isolated, shallow, and occured near sunset produced such vibrant colors and rainbows across the state. Check out this photo gallery for some of your amazing shots. This afternoon's weather was pretty sweet :)
Looking forward our next storm approaches this weekend and with it comes some gusty wind and another round of rain. At this point it looks like most of the rain will be Saturday evening through early Sunday morning. A well timed rain event! There is the potential for strong wind Sunday on the backside of the low and a low risk for tree and power line issues.