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Windy With Showers Today

Weather in Detail for Evening of October 8

NBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski has a look at Friday and the upcoming Columbus Day weekend. (Published Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015)

After a beautiful Thursday, a small bump in the road arrives today in the form of a cold front. Then, just in time for Columbus Day weekend, high pressure builds into the region.

It will be windy with sustained winds from the south and southwest at 10-20 mph, but gusts will be over 30 mph. It certainly possible that some weak limbs fall down, especially since leaves are still on the trees.

Exact Track shows wind gusts over 30 mph early tomorrow afternoon.

Temperatures will peak in the lower- and middle-70s today.

Saturday starts a splendid stretch of weather with lots of sunshine. It will be cooler, though, with high temperatures only in the lower- and middle-60s.

Sunny skies dominate on Sunday and Monday, and it turns warmer. Average high temperatures this weekend are in the middle-60s, but the forecast calls for highs near 70-degrees!

After the long weekend, the next chance for rain is on Tuesday with yet another cold front. It won't be an all-day rain, but showers are possible.

Like Friday's rain threat, Tuesday's shower threat won't last long. Wednesday brings a return of dry weather.

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