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First time in 5 weeks, a sunny weekend

May 17, 2019 GMT

For the first time in five weeks, we’ll have a weekend without rain.

The last time we had a rain-free weekend was on April 13-14 when the high temperature was in the low 40s.

While the National Weather Service says there’s a slight chance of a passing shower - mainly at night - there will be no heavy rain like that nearly 2 inches that fell on Mother’s Day last Sunday.

On Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 71 degrees along the shoreline; a few degrees warmer in interior Connecticut.

Sunday will be partly sunny with just a 20 percent chance of an isolated shower.


In April, rainfall was more than 2 inches above average, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

So far this month, rainfall is between 1 and 2 inches above normal.

The forecast

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind around 6 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 5 to 10 mph.