CONNECTICUT WEATHER’S LATEST WEATHER DISCUSSION

May 14, 2019                       4:58 PM    

     Rain showers this evening in association with a trough of low pressure will diminish late tonight as that trough shifts east. Clouds will decrease in coverage by tomorrow morning as high pressure briefly builds in. Sunshine will develop for tomorrow. Despite the cooler northwesterly flow, highs will be considerably milder – reaching the low 60s. An upper level disturbance will swing through tomorrow night with more cloudiness and scattered rain showers. After a brief dry spell Thursday, low pressure will swing along the US Canada border and drop a cold front into the region on Friday. The frontal passage will be accompanied by more cloudiness and showers – especially Friday afternoon. The main components to the weekend forecast revolves around the evolution of a lingering closed upper low in the Canadian maritimes resulting from blocked flow up near the arctic circle. This will weaken a high pressure ridge over the central and southeastern United States that is trying to deliver a warmer airmass to our region. As it looks now, the ridge will have enough of an impact for highs to make a run at 70 degrees Saturday and Sunday accompanied by some sunshine. The warmth looks to linger into the early part of next week.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher