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On Ryan's Radar

First Alert Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan Gives You His Take on Connecticut's Weather

Weekend Outlook

On Ryan's Radar

NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan gives you the science behind the forecast and shares with you an in-depth look at the weather impacting Connecticut.

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(Published Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017)

It's a tough forecast for the weekend with a few chances for showers both Saturday and Sunday. What is clear is that warmer air will move in - in fact temperatures on Sunday may come close to 80F in a few towns. 

Typically, as warm air moves in air is forced to rise. This results in clouds and sometimes precipitation. What we're trying to figure out now is whether or not we'll see any rainfall this weekend as warmer air (and moisture) streams in from the Mid Atlantic. 

Precipitation between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday on the European computer model. Nearly a tenth of an inch of rain is forecast along the shoreline.

Right now it appears that a sprinkle or two is possible Saturday and a few showers are possible Sunday morning. A cold front sweeps in Sunday night and a period of lovely October-like weather moves in for early next week. 

European Ensemble forecast valid Sunday morning October 22. An unusually strong ridge of high pressure over the northeastern US should lead to another period of unusual warmth.

By the end of the 10 day forecast there is a signal for warmer air buidling back in with a large ridge of high pressure. Record warmth is possible in parts of New England, the Great Lakes, and southeastern Canadaby the weekend of October 21-22.