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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
  • Mostly sunny with a chance for a thunderstorm

    After a pretty good weekend (with the exception of a scattered shower), we have more nice weather on the way for today. Abundant sunshine is out there, and we’ll keep it around during most of the day with high temperatures in the 75-80 degree range. You may notice a few more clouds in the afternoon with the chance for some scattered showers (and possibly a brief thunderstorm) around the area. Any showers will dissipate tonight, with partly cloudy skies and […]

  • Mostly sunny dry and pleasant Sunday with temps in the 80s

    Much cooler and less humid air moves in tonight, making a more tolerable night for sleeping.  Sunday will be spectacular! Expect bright sunshine, low humidity and comfortable conditions; temperatures will average in the low 80s.  A great ending to the weekend, and certainly great weather for the last round of the Travelers Championship. An upper level low will park itself over eastern Canada and drive a series of cold fronts through all of New England Sunday night through Tuesday with […]

  • Warm, turning less humid with sun this afternoon; mostly sunny dry & pleasant Sunday

    This morning’s rain has given way to a beautiful afternoon with sunshine and lower humidity.  Temperatures are still be quite warm with highs in the mid-upper 80s this afternoon.   Cooler air moves in tonight making a more tolerable night for sleeping. Sunday we’re back to the good stuff, with dry, comfortable conditions under mostly sunny skies; temperatures will average in the low 80s. A cold front will drive in some cooler air Sunday night and into the start of […]

  • Mostly cloudy, scattered showers Today; warm and humid with some sun Father’s Day

    After a couple of stellar June days, expect clouds, a few scattered showers,  and increasing humidity so keep your umbrella this weekend.  The good news is that it will not be a complete wash-out, and in fact, we could see sun at times. Today will turn humid with a lot of clouds in the morning and the chance for a shower or two. Once the warm front moves to our north and east, clouds will break for some sun and […]

  • Some sun, today and Sunday; chance of showers on Memorial Day

    The Memorial Holiday Weekend will be cooler than average with lots of clouds, intervals of sun with Sunday being the pick of the weekend, while Monday will be the wettest. At least today and Sunday will be dry!  Showers and light rain could unfortunately put a damper on some Parades from mid-morning through early afternoon on Memorial Day. Today will be mostly cloudy with some intervals of sunshine and temperatures in the 65-70. Sunday looks a little brighter and warmer […]

  • 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.  […]