Chance of severe thunderstorms in western CT
The National Weather Service says there is a chance of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon into the evening.
“There is a marginal to slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening (mainly 3 to 10 p.m.),” the NWS says. “Focus for severe storms expected to be mainly west of the Hudson River. There is less confidence for severe weather in western New England, but can’t be ruled out.”
The “marginal risk” area includes a sliver of western Connecticut.
The NWS says “a low pressure system will move across the region today and this evening bringing humid conditions along with showers and scattered thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening. There is the possibility some storms could becomestrong to severe. It will be breezy across the area behind the system for Thursday night and Friday. More wet weather expected Saturday afternoon and night as another low pressure system approaches and moves through.”
Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 1 and 2 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northeast after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: A chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.