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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Given the destruction that’s happening over Texas right now, one would hope that the rest of the country is pretty quiet so meteorologists can just focus on making sure the residents there are up to date on the most current conditions. Let’s take a look if New England going to give them a reprieve to finish out the weekend.

At 852pm EDT, the temperature at Bridgeport, CT was 69 degrees under fair skies. High pressure is camping out over New England tonight, and models don’t have it moving ANYwhere for the next couple of days. It looks to sit over the area until Tuesday before an area of low pressure tries to dislodge it as it moves up from the Carolinas. Before that, however, it’s nothing but quiet weather and lots of sun for New England. Get out and enjoy it everybody!

Sunday: Sunny skies, few afternoon clouds. High 77, Low 59.
Monday: Mostly sunny, few more clouds. High 75, Low 61.

TWC: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 76, Low 57.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 74, Low 59.

AW: Sunday: Mostly sunny and beautiful. High 77, Low 55.
Monday: Periods of clouds and sun. High 74, Low 59.

NWS: Sunday: Sunny. High 77, Low 58.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 75, Low 59.

WB: Sunday: Sunny. High 75, Low 60.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 72, Low 62.

WN: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 77, Low 57.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 75, Low 59.

FIO: Sunday: Partly cloudy overnight. High 74, Low 58.
Monday: Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon. High 77, Low 61.

Its pretty quiet in the New England today, with just some clouds traversing Maine. Looks like it’s going to stay that way for the next couple of days at least.

Lake Charles, Louisiana to Bridgeport, Connecticut

How about a road trip? It’s been a pretty quiet week of forecasting, and our previous road trip only covered about 4 hours. Let’s go for 3 full days and cover 1558 miles (about) at a pace of 65.8mph, which equates to 526 miles of travel a day. Things are clearing out across the country. Let’s enjoy the ride.

DAY ONE (Friday)
Lake Charles
It’s not terribly often we get to say this this time of year, but the drive through the deep South looks pretty good on Friday. Temperatures won’t even be terribly warm either, with a Canadian ridge of high pressure diving southeast through the Ohio Valley. Sure, it’s going to be plenty warm, and rather humid, but it could be so much worse this time of year. We won’t really even get too far out of the south by the time we call it a day in Birmingham.

DAY TWO (Saturday)
Low pressure will move off the coast by the time we set forth on our journey on Saturday. Expect some haze in the valleys as we head through the Smokeys and southern Appalachians, but otherwise, we will remain unfettered by the threat for unpleasant weather. At the back end of this upper level area of low pressure, we will be subject to a wash from the Atlantic that will lead to some mountain induced cloudiness, but not any valley rains. The day will end in mostly cloudy conditions in Buchanan, Virginia, which is just past Roanoke.

DAY THREE (Sunday)
There is a surface trough expected to ripple through New England on Sunday. The moisture associated with this feature will be confined to the mountains to the west of town, as well as a little bit more robus through central New England. Officially, Bridgeport is in New England, but they will be too far south to see any wet weather on Sunday. By golly, this is a nice little 3 day weekend drive.

A warm end to the Holiday weekend

It’s Monday afternoon now in Bridgeport, and some people will be working a few days this week. It doesn’t sound tough, but after the spectacular weekend they had after Christmas, it’s going to be difficult to work indoors and away from family. Temperatures were well above normal, with highs in the 50s, and only a bit of rain late Sunday. In the spirit of sharing in the holiday season, The Weather Channel and Weatherbug grabbed top honors, despite some different forecast strategies. (TWC warmer lows, WB hadd the better highs.)
Actuals: Saturday – High 51, Low 33
Sunday – .08, High 53, Low 41

Grade: B

Bridgeport, Connecticut

We find ourselves between systems again. How much further behind is the next round?

At 953PM, ET, Bridgeport was reporting a temperature of 41 degrees with clear skies. High pressure has developed, and is keeping much of the eastern Seaboard clear. Warm temperatures have built up the coast and an unseasonably warm final weekend of 2014 is on the way in Bridgeport.
A weak wave moving through southern Canada will move towards the Maritimes, sweeping a cold front into New England early in the day on Sunday. The boundary will have a lot of cold air behind it, but will be drawing moisture all the way from the Gulf, so heavy precipitation is not expected. A wave riding the base of the upper level trough and the surface boundary will bring a bit heavier rain just as Sunday turns to Monday, but it will be rain, and temperatures will not yet be dropping off with great significance.
Tomorrow – Sunny and warm, High 49, low 35
Sunday – Rain showers possible, particularly in the evening High 50, Low 39

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 49, Low 33
Sunday – Showers, High 48, Low 40

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny; mild in the afternoon High 48, Low 35
Sunday – Mostly cloudy and mild with a touch of rain High 48, Low 39

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 53, Low 32
Sunday – A chance of showers, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy High 50, Low 38

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 52, Low 32
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High 50, Low 38

WN: tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 54, Low 32
Sunday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 50, Low 39

Satellite right now looks pretty good. At least the rain is holding off until later on Sunday, so everyone can enjoy Saturday.

Close than expected

Precipitation in the northeastern US has been confined to the enormous snow totals seen in the Buffalo area this past week, but one look at Bridgeport‘s temperatures tells you that something else was going on in the area. A warm front lifted through the region overnight into Thursday morning, as highs jumped by 10 degrees. That boundary carried with it the scantest trace of a flurry shortly after midnight. Nobody mentioned it, and nobody really appreciated how warm Bridgeport would be later in the afternoon.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 36, Low 23
Thursday – Trace of precip, High 47, Low 32

Grade: C

Bridgeport, Connecticut

The lake effect machine is in full force over NY. Luckily, Bridgeport is nowhere near these snow bands, so hopefully they have some nice weather as we head into the latter half of the week!

At 852pm EST, the temperature at Bridgeport, CT was 27 degrees under fair skies. A ridge of high pressure is pushing into Southern New England, and combined with the heart of the arctic cold shifting through the Great Lakes, temperatures are going to drop nearly into the teens tonight. Chilly! Conditions should be pretty pleasant for tomorrow, albeit still on the chilly side with temps only rebounding into the mid 30s. A weak frontal boundary looks to move through the region during the overnight hours into Thursday. Dry weather is expected with the front’s passage, but with the increased clouds, temps wont be nearly as low Thursday morning. Temps in the mid 40s are expected on Thursday, so the worst of the chill looks to be on the way out!

Wednesday: Sunny, some clouds in afternoon. High 34, Low 20.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 44, Low 30.

TWC: Wednesday: Sunny. High 33, Low 20.
Thursday: Sunny. High 41, Low 29.

AW: Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold. High 34, Low 22.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and not as cold. High 45, Low 33.

NWS: Wednesday: Increasing clouds. High 34, Low 20.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 43, Low 29.

WB: Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 32, Low 19.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 42, Low 28.

WN: Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 34, Low 19.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 43, Low 28.

Here we see the relatively quiet weather of CT, and the current lake effect machine roaring over Lake Ontario and Erie. Some places have already clocked in at 40-60″ with still more on the way. Yee-haw!


Bridgeport, Connecticut to Wheeling, West Virginia

From one of the smallest states in the US to one of the shortest snippets of a state in the US, today we travel a little under 500 miles from Bridgeport to Wheeling. Will it be an enjoyable one-day trip? Let’s find out!


High pressure pushing over the Northeast and New England is going to make for a very nice to start to the day over Southwest Connecticut. We’ll continue westward through New York City and into eastern PA, with mostly sunny skies continuing into the early afternoon hours. Clouds will increase as we make our way through southern PA towards Wheeling. There could be a couple scattered showers in the area by evening, but most of the activity should remain south of our route. All-in-all, a pretty easy day!


Santa Fe, New Mexico to Bridgeport, Connecticut

Here we go, off on a 4 day trek through the heart of the country, stretching from Nexico to New England. It’s 2075 miles between the two cities, and we will average a pace of 63.9mph for our drive. That means 511 miles a day as we march northeastward. For a cross country trip, that’s not very much. More time to enjoy the scenery, I guess.

Santa Fe
There is an area of low pressure that has developed over west Texas and is expected to touch off an active day over Oklahoma and the Dallas area both today and tomorrow. When we hit the road, strong southwest winds ay mean some blowing dust and sand in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Clouds will begin to invade the horizon in Oklahoma, and freshly fallen rain will allay the threat for dust as we approach El Reno, which is west of Oklahoma City and our destination for Thursday night.

Expect some lingering clouds across the remainder of Oklahoma as we make our way through the Sooner state, but the leading trough associated with this area of low pressure will lie over western Missouri. Not long after we cross into Missouri, however, we will see the threat for rain and even an isolated thunderstorm. In fact, the entire drive in Missouri will be marked by scattered showers and embedded thunderstorms. Severe weather even, isn’t entirely out of the question, but it would be a narrow window between Springfield and Fort Leonard Wood where we would see that. Our day will end in the west metro of St. Louis, near Valley Park.

The low we have been following through this point will become more associated with a system over the northern US and operate more accurately as a wave along a warm front. There won’t be much organization nor advancement on Saturday so scattered showers will lie in wait for us across central Indiana and Ohio. The trip through southern Illinois will be mostly cloudy but it should be dry until about Danville, when there are no guarantees. Even for the rest of the day, rain will be intermittent and fall mostly within scattered showers, rather than thunderstorms, and there will be long stretchs that the windows an be rolled down. Our day will end in Ashland, Ohio, which is northeast of Mansfield.

We will be north of the remnant area of low pressure which will be spinning over the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday. Northeasterly flow will mean shower activity will continue to be imported into the Mid Atlantic. I’m not entirely sold on the threat for rain west of the Appalachians, but there will be clouds almost the entire way. The threat for rain will increase slightly in far eastern Pennsylvania, but the real issue will be some continued clouds. The real rain will be well south of Bridgeport.

Wrong by 2AM

Bridgeport was fortunate enough to avoid rain through the day Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately for one particular forecaster (me) this is a 24 hour forecast, and there was rain before 2AM on Thursday. An otherwise excellent forecast rendered a disaster! The Weather Service ended up with the top spot to begin August.
Actuals: Thursday – Trace of rain, High 88, Low 71
Friday – High 91, Low 73

Grace: B

Fort Wayne, Indiana to Bridgeport, Connecticut

Did you know that you can get to Connecticut from Indiana in a mere day and a half? Fort Wayne and Bridgeport are only 706 miles apart, and because of the route taken, you would just have to drive a little over 59mph, in an attempt to cover 474 miles on that first day. Let’s forecast that trip, shall we?


Expect things to be hot when we begin the day and throughout the drive through Ohio. There will be some respite from our drive through the Appalachians, where the weather will be cooler with a few clouds being kicked up by the elevation and associated moisture. We will end the day before coming out of the high country, spending the night in Buckhorn/Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. I don’t know the exact mailing address, and they are both at the same exit.

There is a cold front approaching the coast on Friday. Never fear, however, as we will beat it to Bridgeport, which means no hassles through New York City because of the weather, which is really all I can promise. Expect a hot sticky arrival in Bridgeport, with some rain on the way later.