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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
  • Partly cloudy cool, fall-like today; rainy Sunday; sun and warmer temperatures return on Labor Day

    A little touch of fall was certainly in the air early this morning across Connecticut with many towns in the 30s.  The coldest town was the Bakerville section of New Hartford coming in at 30° with frost.  A record low of 43° was also recorded at the airport in Windsor Locks, tying the record set back in 1967. Temperatures will remain below average today with highs in the low 70s. Sunshine will mix in with some high and mid-level clouds […]

  • Increasing warmth and humidity this week

    This week will start out warm, dry and sunny, with low humidity. However, temperatures and the humidity will be on the rise for the middle and end of the week with highs reaching near 90. Our best chance for storms will Thursday through Saturday as cold front will slow down and stall to our west. An upper level trough will set up across the Great Lakes that will induce a couple of ripples of low pressure to roll along the […]

  • Clouds, break for sun this afternoon, brisk & cool; Mostly sunny, pleasant Sunday

    A rare summer nor’easter misses Connecticut, slamming the Mid-Atlantic states with heavy rain and flooding. While the storm will not be a direct hit for us, a few showers have developed along the I-95 corridor across lower Fairfield county this morning.  These showers will quickly move away; otherwise, clouds will slowly break for some sun this afternoon. It will also be quite breezy with the storm lurking nearby (NE at 10-20 miles per hour with gusts of 20-30 mph).  High […]

  • Partly sunny, slight chance for an isolated shower this afternoon; sunny, warm and pleasant with highs in the 80’s Sunday

    Improvement is the name of the game today.  Clouds will slowly break for sunshine this afternoon with high temperatures in the low 80s. There is a slight chance for an isolated shower, but most towns will stay dry. Sunday will be the pick of the weekend with lots of sun, low humidity and warm temperatures. High temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 80s. Next week looks a little warmer. There are few chances for pop-up showers and storms. […]

  • 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 […]