Saturday Night Weather: Rain Clears Overnight, Flood Concerns Remain

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Flood Watch continues through Sunday afternoon for northern Connecticut. Expect more heavy rain with the chance for a thunderstorm with strong gusty winds that could cause localized flooding through the evening hours Saturday.

Low pressure continues to move west of New England, into the Great Lakes and Quebec overnight with heavy rain and wind. Rainfall amounts range from half an inch to an inch Saturday with an additional half inch to an inch expected Saturday evening.  Localized flooding is imminent due to a combination heavy rain, snow melt, ice jams and very mild temperatures. There is also a chance for a few more thunderstorms as the combination of mild temperatures and strong gusty winds ahead of the cold front crosses the region Saturday evening. Temperatures are very mild Saturday evening, averaging 25 degrees above normal, well up into the 50s.

High pressure will build into the region with sunshine and cooler temperatures for Sunday and Monday. However, temperatures will still average 10 degrees above normal through early next week with highs averaging in the 40s.

A cold front will cross the region Tuesday with a few rain showers that will usher in seasonably cold temperatures for January. Some computer models are hinting at a storm that will form on the cold front and track northeast up the New England Coast that could deliver snow or a mix of snow and rain by Wednesday. Mid-winter chill will follow the storm by the end of next week.

Extended Forecast

Overnight: Rain, heavy at times, windy and mild with temperatures in the 50s. Wind could gust 20-35 mph.  Rain will end toward midnight, followed by partial clearing skies. Low: 30s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and continued mild. High: 40s.

Monday: Sunshine mixing with afternoon clouds. High: 40s.

Tuesday: Chance for rain showers. Highs: Low 40s.

Wednesday: Chance for snow and or a mix of rain and snow. High: 30s.

Thursday: Partly sunny, blustery with the chance for a snow shower. High: near 30.

Friday: Mostly sunny.  High near 30.

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