Technical Discussion: Trending Unsettled - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

 

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As expected, we were able to enjoy another pleasant day across Connecticut. Temperatures peaked in the upper 70s under a mix of sun and clouds, and humidity levels remained quite low with dew point values in the 40s and 50s. More of the same is NOT in the forecast as we trend warmer/muggier and a bit unsettled through the end of the work-week.

A deep trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere remains in place over The Great Lakes region, but as it slowly drifts east over the coming days we will see the chance for some wet weather. Cold air aloft, combined with the daytime heating will generate pop-up variety storms. So for both Thursday and Friday, during the afternoon/evening, the chance will exist for those storms to develop; however, many towns will be dry most of the time.

When it comes to the weekend, there is definite uncertainty to how unsettled our weather will be across Connecticut. As of the posting of this discussion, it appears that a boundary will set-up shop along the eastern seaboard, becoming stationary and will serve as the focal point for more wet weather as waves of low pressure ride along it. Saturday will feature the chance for isolated to scattered showers and storms with highs in the lower 80s. Sunday likely will be the wetter of the two weekend days with periods of rain, and even some rumbles of thunder; temperatures will be cooler, peaking in the upper 70s.

Early next week, some showers or storms will be possible Monday as a cold front pushes through the region. Then, Tuesday into Wednesday dry weather looks likely with seasonable temperatures.

 

Meteorologist Mark Dixon

 

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