Friday Forecast: Flood Warnings In Effect For River Areas

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It may be hard to believe, we were 5 to 6 inches below normal in the rainfall department during the first couple of days, with an on-going dry spell and heat wave.

Within just 14 days, parts of Connecticut received as much as 10 inches of rain, wiping out rainfall deficits and alleviating any potential drought impacts. What was an amazing change in the pattern, the of month of June has been cooler and wetter than normal and it’s not even the 15th yet. Yesterday was no different, as more rain started rolling in from the west and a severe weather system moved out of the mid-west, reformed off the New Jersey Coast. The system then morphed into a nor’easter last night, delivering upwards of 2”-3” of heavy rain, which filled and exceeded the river banks.

Thus, Flood Warnings are in effect for Connecticut’s main rivers: Connecticut, Housatonic, Farmington and Still Rivers through at least Saturday. The good news is that there will be some sun this afternoon, however, we still have a chance for a late day thunderstorm. The high pressure will move into the region in time for most of the weekend, with Saturday being the better of the two days. Saturday will be dry, sunny and pleasant.

Right now, Father’s Day will be mostly dry, with clouds and a possible late day shower.

More unsettled weather is expected Monday into Tuesday. Then we will experience a dry and pleasant middle and end of next week.

Forecast At A Glance:

Today: Cool. High: 60s and lower 70s.

Saturday: Dry, sunny and pleasant. High: near 80 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly dry, late day shower possible.

Monday: Another chance for rain. Expect sunshine for the middle of next week.

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