It has been another wet day, as we ended the last weekend of April with below normal temperatures and light to moderate rain. Our very wet April will give us a bit of a reprieve tomorrow, but the balance of the week will be a continuation of the unsettled conditions that have dominated our spring so far. All of Connecticut saw well above normal rainfall during the month of April.
Tomorrow is looking decent. We should see clearing over the next few hours and although a bit chilly, tomorrow should start off nice enough. Over the course of the day, we will see increasing clouds in advance of the first in a series of systems that will impact the region.
Temperatures should be cooler on Tuesday and Wednesday as we deal with rain showers. Tuesday doesn't look terrible currently, as rain looks to be centered on the early hours of the day. Wednesday is starting to look a bit better on the guidance, but an umbrella should probably be handy during the day.
The end of the week isn't looking much better, either. More rain and shower chances look likely on both Thursday and Friday, with Friday looking like it may be the wettest day of the week. Temperatures are likely to stay in line with what we see earlier in the week, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Not quite the 40s that we saw parts of this weekend, but not the best of conditions either.
Currently, there is some hope in the weekend. If we're able to get these weak systems to pass through quickly, we may see a weekend with reduced rain chances. It has been a while since we've seen a totally rain free weekend, so fingers crossed! If we're able to stay clear of rain, temperatures should warm up to highs that are normal for this time of year.
Monday: Patchy frost early. Partly sunny conditions with increasing clouds during the day. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
As I mentioned in a prior forecast, the rain and snowmelt from northern New England has caused flooding of a number of rivers and streams in New England. The Connecticut River has been in minor flood stage for a while, and is expected to crest in Hartford tomorrow. This is one of the higher peaks we've seen in recent years, and it shows. Here are some pictures I grabbed today while in Glastonbury.
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