Unsettled After Today. Some Sweet Spring Temperatures Developing Next Week!
An area of low pressure moving into Tennessee today will track off the mid-Atlantic coast Wednesday. The low will bring rain into our area tonight into Wednesday. It looks like the heaviest precipitation will remain south of Connecticut. I am anticipating rainfall amounts over half an inch in southern Connecticut with the northern half of the state probably seeing many places receive less than a half inch. The rain will taper to areas of drizzle Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday will have a damp, raw feel to it, with a northeast breeze at 10-20 mph and high temperatures in the upper 40’s-low 50’s.
Another area of low pressure will track our way from the mid-Atlantic region Thursday, bringing another round of rain. The bulk of that looks like to will fall later Thursday into Thursday night. Skies become partly sunny Friday and it turns a little milder, but there is still the chance for a shower. Highs reach the low 60’s. A trough in the mid levels of the atmosphere, and associated colder air aloft will produce some instability Saturday that will likely result in a couple of pop-up showers, however it looks partly sunny with highs about 55-60. As the trough axis pushes east of the area Sunday, we should see mostly dry, partly sunny, and slightly cooler conditions with highs of 50-55 and a northwest breeze.
After Sunday it starts to get fun (if you are rooting for milder weather). We could get back up to 60 degrees or higher Monday. After that, an large, mid-level high pressure ridge takes over the east, allowing the mild weather to flow. There is a reasonably good chance that we will see high temperatures reach the 70’s during the Tuesday-Friday period next week, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some 80 degree readings if all goes well!