Technical discussion: enjoy the dry weather while it lasts, showers are just around the corner! | Technical discussion
The high pressure will slowly migrate east over this two day period. Today the sky will be blue and temperatures above average despite the cool start. Southeasterly winds start to pick up tomorrow morning under the high pressure area. This could raise the dew points high enough for widespread fog overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. Allow extra time for travel at sunrise or before tomorrow. Any fog that develops will disappear by mid-morning, leaving us with mostly sunny skies.
RAIN IN MID-WEEK…
Humidity and temperatures will increase slightly on Wednesday and give us a chance for isolated showers. The humidity will be more noticeable.
Chances of rain increase Thursday as a deeper layer of moisture is drawn to Connecticut. You can expect showers and even a few thunderstorms during the day. There will be little to no sun on Thursday with a steady afternoon breeze.
We expect the rain to stop by late Friday morning, then we should see partly sunny skies in the afternoon.
The confidence of the forecast drops for the weekend. It is likely to be quieter, but more isolated showers are not to be ruled out on Saturday or Sunday. We are aiming for dry conditions this coming weekend with a mix of clouds and sun. Temperatures will be near average in the lower 70s.
Meteorologist Connor Lewis with Scot Haney
TORNADO CONFIRMED IN COVENTRY …
The National Weather Service has documented damage from thunderstorms that moved across the state in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 9e. They determined that a weak tornado had hit Coventry around 4:10 a.m. It was an EF-0 tornado with a maximum wind speed of 75 mph. The maximum width of the path was 75 meters and the length of the path was 0.75 mile. The tornado caused damage to the trees, but no houses were damaged and luckily no one was injured!
We now have 4 confirmed tornadoes in Connecticut this year. A weak EF-0 tornado hit Kent on April 21st. It was the first tornado ever recorded for Connecticut! An EF-0 tornado hit Somers on July 18e. An EF-0 tornado hit Thompson on August 19e.
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