Technical Discussion: No thunderstorms this week, but temperatures will drop … | Technical discussion
OCTOBER 2021 …
October was mild and humid throughout the state. The average temperature in October for the Greater Hartford area was 57.4 degrees, 4.4 degrees above normal. It was a tie for the hottest October 8 on record, and the records date back to 1905! October was also another wet month with a total precipitation of 4.67 “, or 0.15” above normal. It was a month without snow. An average or normal October has 0.7 “of snow.
TONIGHT AND TONIGHT …
November started well today, and we can expect a very nice evening. The skies will be mostly clear and temperatures will drop in the 1950s and then in the 1940s. There will likely be an increase in cloud cover towards dawn, and temperatures will reach a trough in the 1930s and below 40s. be a little frost in normally colder places.
A weak disturbance will produce a lot of cloudiness tomorrow, but it will be lacking in humidity. Therefore, there will be only a small chance for a shower or watering. With limited sunshine, afternoon highs will be held until the 1950s. Overall, weather conditions will be pretty good for Election Day!
The skies will turn clear tomorrow night, and we may have our first frost of the season with the mercury plunging close to 32 degrees. The last time the mercury plunged to 32 degrees in the Hartford area was on April 22.
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY…
The high pressure will establish itself over the northeast in the middle and end of the week. It will divert a storm to southern New England Thursday night and Friday. This means that we can expect a period of dry weather, but the temperatures will on average be lower than normal.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower and middle 50s. Wednesday night will be clear and fairly cold with lows of 25 to 35. Some outlying areas will experience severe frost.
Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny and cool, with highs only in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Another frost or frost is likely Thursday night with lows of 25 to 35.
Friday will be another rather sunny and cold day with highs in the lower 50s. Friday night will be clear and cold with yet another frost or frost. The lowest will be in the 1920s and the lower 1930s.
Daylight saving time will end this weekend. That means we’re going to go back one hour to bedtime on Saturday night. Sunrise on Saturday will be at 7:30 a.m. and the sun will set at 5:38 a.m. Sunrise on Sunday will be at 6:31 am, but it will go down quite early at 4:37 am! Now is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO detectors now that we are heading into the heating season. We want to make sure all devices are working properly.
At least it’s shaping up to be a great weekend with some high pressure staying in place. The sky will be mostly sunny on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, temperatures will rise. The highs will be in the 50s on Saturday and the highs on Sunday will be close to 60 degrees!
BEGINING OF THE NEXT WEEK…
The warming trend will continue through Monday and beyond. Monday should be pretty sunny and mild with peaks in the 60s!
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest
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