Forecast: Lingering Showers And Storms, Then Clearing Wednesday

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Many towns have received a month’s worth of rain (or more) in a little over a week. With a saturated ground, the result was some street flooding Tuesday. Franklin Street in West Hartford, New Park Ave in West Hartford and Willimantic all reported flooded roadways. Willimantic received 1.33” of rain in just one hour. And rain wasn’t the only problem; at 4:35 p.m. in Killingly, a home was struck by lightning.

There may be a few lingering showers and storms, then some clearing will take place tonight with a less humid air mass taking over.

Expect a break from the rain Wednesday with sunshine mixing with puffy clouds. The rain won’t stay away for long, however, and showers will develop Thursday afternoon with occasionally heavy downpours. Additional minor flooding is possible.

Rain on Friday morning will taper to scattered showers by the afternoon. At least we dry out in time for the weekend.

Tonight: Early showers and storms followed by clearing. Lows: 55-60.

Tomorrow: Sunshine mixing with clouds, breezy, less humid and comfortable. Northwest wind 10 to 20 miles an hour. High: upper 70s.

Thursday: Increasing clouds, showers developing in the afternoon, mainly late. Periods of rain Thursday night, heavy at times. High: Mid to upper 60s.

Friday: Rain in the morning tapering to scattered showers with some clearing possible. High: Near 70.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, dry and pleasant. Upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and milder. Clouds increasing late in the day. High: Low 80s. Rain possible by Monday.

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