Severe weather crossed Coventry yesterday afternoon. The National Weather Service will determine if a tornado touched down in Tolland County when they assess the storm damage today.
The National Weather Service will be investigating two different areas for possible tornado damage today. The first area under investigation is Tolland. Around 5 p.m. Wednesday a “doppler indicated” tornado warning was issued for Tolland, Willington, Stafford and Union. That means enough rotation was present in the radar to produce a tornado (without knowing if one is actually on the ground). In Tolland several trees were down on Mountain Spring Road near Old Post Road.
Another “Doppler indicated” tornado warning followed less than a half an hour later for a storm located in Andover. The storm moved northeast around 30 mph into Coventry and Mansfield. Several trees and wires were taken down in Mansfield of route 195 and Depot Road. A barn collapsed and a tree uprooted in Coventry.
Today’s there will be heat and humidity with more showers. A cluster of thunderstorms moved through Connecticut this morning with vivid lightning and heavy rain that had the potential to cause some localized flooding. A cold front will move through the region this afternoon, followed by cooler and less humid conditions tonight.
Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with warm temperatures and less humidity. High temperatures will be between 75 and 80 degrees. Low pressure will develop on the cold front and move along the front paralleling the coast from New Jersey to Cape Cod, with a period of rain Friday night.
The rain will move out to sea just in time for the weekend. There will be a chance for an isolated shower each day, as sunshine will mix with clouds and the nearby front. High temperatures will average in the 80s on Saturday and near 90 on Sunday as the heat makes a return.
The stalled front will fall apart as it moves back over the region. The sub-tropical Bermuda high will reestablish its dominance over New England well into next week with another major heat wave on the way that will bring highs in the 90s next Monday through Thursday.
Today: Mostly cloudy and muggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Any storms that develop could produce poor drainage flooding. High: Low to mid-80s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, chance for a shower or two. Turning less humid than recent days. High: 70s.
Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds. Chance for an afternoon shower or storm. High: Mid-80s.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Turning increasingly humid. High: Upper-80s to near 90 degrees.
Monday: Mostly sunny, warmer and more humid than recent days. Potential heat wave Monday through Thursday. High: 90s.