A tropical feel has returned to most of Southern New England this morning. The temperature and dew point is in the low 70s in most spots except for northern CT. It has already been a very wet month of September. Bridgeport has received more than 7.5″ of rain – a record for the month. Providence is now in the top-10 wettest Septembers on record. Many towns got 2-5″ of rain yesterday through last night.
More downpours with some lightning are possible today, especially this morning from eastern CT through RI and SE MA. It will stay tropically humid with little, if any, sunshine. The best bet for dry weather for most of the day will be in central and western CT. Showers will be scattered this afternoon in RI and SE MA, so several hours of dry weather are possible. Expect highs in the 70s.
Wednesday evening radar forecast
A line of showers and t-storms approaches from the west this evening. Thunderstorms should weaken as they cross Connecticut between 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.. Scattered showers are possible in RI and SE MA from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
The best part of Thursday will likely be the morning. Expect more clouds, and it will be less muggy with temps in the 60s. Showers may return as soon as late Thursday afternoon, and it could stay unsettled into Friday. A disturbance near the Mid-Atlantic coast is trending north, and I think there is a reasonable chance of more rain Thursday night through Friday morning. Expect highs in the 60s Thursday and Friday.
Odds increasing for more rain Thursday night into Friday – especially near the coast
Saturday still looks decent and mild, but the way this week is going, my confidence is pretty low in any forecast over 24 hours! I expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the 70s. A cold front sweeps through late in the day and sets us up for a nice fall Sunday with highs in the 60s. The weather looks good for NFL games at Gillette Stadium and MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon.
There is a good chance the temperature warms back into the 70s next week. That’s on the warm side for early October. I expect it to be mainly dry through most of the workweek.