Friday Morning Weather: Calm, Mostly Sunny

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A beautiful Friday is in store with mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.  Highs in the mid 60s inland and 50s along the shoreline this afternoon with lighter wind.

Rain is on the way late Friday night into early Saturday. More showers Saturday evening with a blustery cool Sunday as sunshine returns.

Weather map shows high pressure off the New Jersey coast that will deliver plenty of sunshine and milder temperatures as a southwest wind develops across the region today.  Low pressure located in the midwest will continue to slowly move in our direction during the next 24-36 hours with a band of moderate to perhaps heavy rain late tonight into tomorrow morning and again tomorrow evening.

The rain will taper off mid morning Saturday with a lull during midday and afternoon when clouds and a cool northeast breeze will keep temperatures in the 50s.  By Saturday evening, another band of rain will rotate through Connecticut and end by early Sunday morning.  There is the potential for storm totals to reach an inch or more of rain before the storm pulls away early Sunday morning.

Sunday will be brisk and cool with clouds and increasing afternoon sunshine.  High pressure will nose down from eastern Canada and influence our weather with more sunshine and seasonable temperatures early next week.  More unsettled weather will return to the northeast by the middle of next week with more rain and very cool temperatures.

Today: Sunny start with increasing afternoon clouds. Milder than recent days with high temperatures in the lower to middle 60s. Chance for rain at night.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, mild with two rounds of showers (one in the morning, one late day/night). High temperatures in the middle to upper 50s.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. Breezy. High temperatures in the middle to upper 50s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

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