Thursday Forecast: Warm And Humid Conditions Today Before Rain Moves In

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Warm and humid conditions continue today with scattered thunderstorms later tonight. Friday will be cooler with showers, then expect a  cold and raw rainstorm Saturday, with a few left over showers on Sunday. The sunshine will return just in time for Memorial Day on Monday.

There will be a few scattered showers this morning, otherwise, mostly cloudy, warm and humid, then showers and thunderstorms tonight. Highs: 73-78 inland, 67-73 along the shore. Wind: SSW 5-15 mph. Sunset: 8:12 p.m.

Warm front is currently located across northern New England today as temperatures are 10 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time, as very humid air has moved back across the area.  A cold front will slowly approach our area with yet another round of showers and thunderstorms by this evening. Because the front is moving very slowly, expect the showers and thunderstorms to produce locally heavy rainfall across the state of Connecticut tonight. The front will stall to our east, off the New England Coast on Friday when the showers will temporarily come to an end.

An area of low pressure will develop off the New Jersey coast and slowly move along the front to a position just off the Cape Cod coast by Saturday. It will stall and spin copious amount of rainfall with an additional inch or two of rain. Temperatures will continue to fall from the upper 70s today, 60s tomorrow and 50s on Saturday and Sunday. In fact, parts of Connecticut may stay in the upper 40s on Saturday with lows down near 40.

There will still be the chance for a few left over showers on Sunday, and finally on Monday sunshine will return with highs reaching near 70 degrees as high pressure will build down from central Canada with a cool, dry air mass.

Extended Forecast:

Friday: Cloudy with rain developing, cool: High: 60s.

Saturday: Periods of rain, brisk and chilly. High: 50s.

Sunday: A few left over showers then gradual clearing late with high only in the mid-upper 50s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, cool, dry and pleasant with highs in the 60s to near 70, overnight/early morning lows in the 40s.

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