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Sam Sampieri is a life long resident of Connecticut, currently living in Granby, Connecticut. Graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1987, with a total of 28 years experience as an air quality and operational forecasting meteorologist with 18 years as a radio and TV broadcast meteorologist in the Hartford, Connecticut Market.


Recent Articles
  • Cool, tonight, partly sunny, pleasant Sunday; rain Monday

    Our beautiful weekend continues Sunday with sunshine (mixed with clouds), low humidity, and seasonal temperatures with highs in the low 70s inland, cooler 60s along the shoreline. A cool rain returns on Monday with temperatures struggling to hit 60 degrees. The rain will be steadiest Monday afternoon and evening, before ending early Tuesday.  High pressure builds across the east coast with sunshine comfortable temperatures Tuesday into Wednesday.  However, the dry pleasant weather does not last long as high pressure moves […]

  • Back to spring temps this weekend with lot’s of sun this afternoon and Sunday!

    Temperatures will average 20 degrees cooler than the last three days which may come as a shock to our system after our first official heat wave of 2017 this week (“heat wave” is defined as having 3 consecutive days of 90+ degree heat). You can expect sunshine this afternoon that will continue into Sunday with low humidity and comfortable, seasonal temperatures with highs in the low 70s inland, cooler 60s along the shoreline.  Just a beautiful weekend! A cool rain […]

  • Rain through early Sunday; scattered showers Sunday afternoon

    Get ready for a wet, chilly Mother’s Day weekend. If you have outdoor plans with Mom it’s time to start thinking about plan B! We are anticipating 1″-2″ of widespread rain but there could be higher amounts up to 3″ in some heavier rain bands. Today will start off cloudy with rain developing in the morning for areas west of the CT River. Locations east of I-91 will hang on to the drier weather a little longer with rain beginning […]

  • Warm, summer-like today; cool spring temperatues Sunday

    Summer weather will stick around for one more day today. Then if you like it a bit cooler, spring returns Sunday. Clouds will break for some sun and temperatures will climb into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees! It will be warm right down to Connecticut’s beaches with a warm westerly wind. Sunday the wind switches direction. A northeast wind will bring a return to cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. There is a […]

  • A mix of sun and clouds, slight chance for an evening shower; warm, sunny Easter Sunday

    Sunshine will give way to afternoon clouds as a warm front approaches with the chance for a shower towards sunset.  Warmer air will move in tonight, followed by a big warm-up Easter! Temperatures will soar into the 70s and 80s on Sunday!  The rest of the day will be partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm. Showers and the chance for an isolated thunderstorm is possible towards sunset but most towns will stay dry for family fun and Easter egg hunts. […]

  • Occasional light snow, sleet and rain this morning, drying out this afternoon, sun returns Sunday

    Our latest storm delivered a good 1″-1.5″ of much-needed precipitation since yesterday with an inch of sleet across northern areas. However, we escaped a major sleet and ice storm last night because a dry slot intruded into the area preventing major issues today. This storm is history with precipitation ending mid-day along with the possibility of a little sun peaking through the clouds this afternoon and evening. Temperatures then slowly warm up for Sunday and the beginning of next week before more rain moves back in by Tuesday.  […]

  • Scattered showers, chilly this weekend

    Today and Sunday won’t be the most beautiful days by any means, as a stationary front sets up essentially right over us. Highs will be in the 40s with mostly cloudy skies and waves of showers. There will be a few scattered light showers this morning, with more numerous showers this afternoon/evening as a cold front moves through the area. Unsettled weather continues into Monday and Tuesday, but we should start to see some better weather by the middle/end of […]

  • Colder, with less wind expected for Sunday

    After a tranquil autumn season with lots of sun and very little precipitation, get ready for an active weather pattern this first full week of December.  December is the start of meteorological winter and we will have several chances for some wintry precipitation this week. Your Sunday will feature more sunshine and a lighter wind than Saturday, so it will not feel as chilly as Saturday even though temperatures may be a few degrees cooler. The first system is an […]

  • Partly cloudy tonight; Partly sunny on Sunday

    It’ll be partly cloudy tonight with lows in the 30s. Sunday will be partly cloudy, breezy and cooler with highs in the 40s. After a sunny start to the work week on Monday, rain returns to the forecast Tuesday through Thursday of next week.  Several rounds of soaking rain are possible with a greater than 70% chance of over 1″. There is still some question on the exact timing of each way. But when precipitation first arrives on Tuesday there’s […]

  • Dry and seasonable this weekend; turn clocks back 1-hour tonight

    Sunday will be bright and breezy with winds out of the northwest at 10-20 mph. Temperatures will also be slightly cooler, in the low-mid 50s. It will turn milder next week, especially on Election Day when some of us will cast our ballots without a jacket on. Highs on Tuesday will climb into the 60s with fair skies. Our weather looks dry for the foreseeable future thanks to a big ridge of high pressure that will dominate most of the […]