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Bridgeport, Connecticut

Off to the east coast and Connecticut for a mid-week forecast. Lots of people may be interested in this particular forecast.

At 1252PM, ET, Bridgeport was reporting a temperature of 77 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Juicy dewpoints in the low 70s were aided by an onshore wind from the southeast. There were a few thunderstorms along the Jersey and Long Island coasts, and an upper level trough further emphasized the instability across the area.
A turbid pattern over the Great Lakes will move towards the east coast. Showers and storms will take a break tomorrow, but as the next wave arrives in the area, a well defined cold front is expected to set up through New England, scheduled for arrival with some thunderstorms in the evening on Friday. The rain won’t be widespread, as most of the moisture will be trapped off shore by the boundary moving through today. Still, some evening plans will probably be ruined.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 86, Low 69
Friday – Isolated afternoon thunderstorms, High 90, Low 71

TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms High 84, Low 71
Friday – Partly Cloudy High 89, Low 72

AW: Tomorrow – Warm and humid with intervals of clouds and sun; an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in spots High 85, Low 69
Friday – Partly sunny and humid high 88, Low 71

NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny High 84, Low 67
Friday – Partly sunny, High 92, Low 68

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon High 84, Low 67
Friday – Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 91, Low 68

Am I missing anything? It seems as though I am backwards on thunderstorms, if you believe the other forecasters. Well, thunderstorms are now being seen southwest of town.

Bridgeport, Connecticut to York, Pennsylvania

We’re on the road for just a short little trip today. Well, tomorrow. It’s only about 4 1/2 miles to get from southeastern Massachusetts to eastern Pennsylvania. We will cover 245 miles that will be north of a large swath of the country that suffered some serious storm damage as a derecho tracked from Chicago to Washington DC. More on that tomorrow. For now, a road trip!


The heat across the east will continue thanks to a strong ridge across the region. Temperatures in the 100s are a distinct possibility for the region. As the derecho event yesterday taught us, however, there are many surface boundaries that may not translate into a front that we can define on a map. If storms get going, it could be trouble for a large swath of the country, and it’s difficult in the short term, let alone a day out, to ascertain where those storms may develop. As of this moment, model indication is that the firing line for strong thunderstorms, at least early in the day, will be well south of our route. After about 1, however, some isolated thunderstorms, likely more of the garden variety, will begin to crop up all around our route. The Ohio Valley is still a little jumpy with thunderstorms, certainly, but I think our biggest concern as he head for York should be the steamy heat.

Drenched

The Northeast totally needed this rainfall. Kidding kidding… The drenching of the region continues relentlessly, as seen in the rainfall totals at Bridgeport. Hopefully they do have a few bridges there, because 2.75″ of rain fell over these 2 days, bringing about some more flooding i’m sure. Everybody had temperatures in the upper 60’s for Tuesday, however the temperature lingered in the mid 70s until around 3am, then the rain moved in and temperatures dropped over 10 degrees in an hour to 64 by 430am. It never got above 65 for the rest of the day, so if we were going for daytime high’s we’d be GOLDEN! In any event, VW took home the top spot with a nearly spot-on temperature forecast from that point forward.

Tuesday: 2.34″ of rain. High 76, Low 62.
Wednesday: 0.41″ of rain. High 69, Low 60.
Forecast Grade: C

Augusta, Georgia, to Bridgeport, Connecticut

This is going to be a hurricane hunting, sloppy road trip. The trip takes us up the eastern seaboard for about 2 days (a little less than a full second day). It’s an 847 mile trip, and our pace will be a fairly slow 60.1mph. This will translate into a first day that covers 481.2 miles. It’s a wet and wild adventure, so let’s be on our way!

DAY ONE

Our first rainy day of travel will probably be the least rainy of the two days. This is not saying a lot. Expect Lee’s eastward track to help organize moisture into an almost frontal pattern. It will arrive in Augusta just as we are leaving, which means we will be able to outpace the rain on I-95 for the bulk of our time in the Carolinas, though there will probably be a few frontrunners that dampen our windshield at some point. Rain will really begin to pick up north of Smithfield, North Carolina, but still with the prefrontal showers. Real rain is possible by the time we get to Richmond, but we should make it to Ladysmith, Virginia before the heavy rain arrives.

DAY TWO
Lee’s remnants will bring a ton of rain to the Appalachians and Catskills just off to the west, but in major metro areas, it doesn’t always take a lot of rain to cause problems in major metro areas, and we are driving through DC, Philadelphia, northern New Jersey and the heart of the Bronx. As I said, the heaviest rain will not follow us into Bridgeport, but threat for rain, and maybe even a rumble of thunder will accompany us all the way to Bridgeport.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Off to the Northeast, hard hit by Irene last month, not needing anymore rain. I have bad news.

At 1159AM, ET, Bridgeport was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A cold front slicing through New England, and really the entire country, was triggering some showers and thunderstorms across the region, with some returns already showing up on radar from Poughkeepsie, New York to Allentown, Pennsylvania. This front is very strong with good jet dynamics associated with it, and as a result, thunderstorms this afternoon my get a little intense.
The heaviest rain is still well of to the west, in the Finger Lakes area, indicative of just where the front itself lies. The boundary’s future progression is going to be dictated by two tropical systems. The front has already latched onto Lee in it’s south, and will cause the front, as well as the rain associated with it, to stall across southern New England through the day and into the morning tomorrow. Hurricane Katia is not expected to make her landfall over the United States at any point, but by Wednesday, her influence will begin to drive the front back to the north. Rain, due to southerly flow and a surplus of available moisture will lead to more showers, though of a more isolated variety Wednesday evening.
Tomorrow – Rain, High 67, Low 62
Wednesday – Rain, though more sporadic in the afternoon, High 70, Low 61

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain likely. High 68*, Low 65
Wednesday – Thundershowers, High 71, Low 64

AW: Tomorrow – Cooler with rain High 66, Low 62
Wednesday – Cloudy and humid with a couple of showers High 70, Low 62

NWS: Tomorrow – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall High 67, Low 63
Wednesday – A chance of showers. Cloudy High 72, Low 62

WB: Tomorrow – Showers…mainly in the morning. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning High 67, Low 63
Wednesday – Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers High 72, Low 62

The Weather Channel’s text and graphic didn’t line up, hence the asterisk. The text said a high of 70 Tomorrow. So, keep that in mind. Pretty gross forecast, and one that is only going to create greater problems for southern New England. Stay safe out there. Radar shows that Bridgeport has a few more minutes of dry weather.

Deja Vu

For the second time this week, we’re going to be verifying a forecast in Bridgeport. Popular place for us this week. I’m just happy we could oblige with a forecast that busted, due to somewhat nicer weather. Clouds were present overnight in Bridgeport which kept lows warmer than expected. On top of that, the showers some called for on Tuesday stayed south of the city. The Weather Channel tied Accuweather atop the leaderboard in this typically Springtime forecast.
Actuals: Tuesday, High 58, Low 46
Wednesday – High 63, Low 41

Grade: B

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Back to Bridgeport on this fine Monday evening. Let’s rock and roll!

At 1152PM, ET, Bridgeport was reporting a temperature of 53 degrees with clear skies. A long boundary ranged from the central Rockies and tailed off as it swept into the Mid Atlantic. Later tonight, showers should develop along this boundary as an area of low pressure over the Rockies shifts into the high plains.
Models have been universally poor for the past week or so, however the basics are still valid. The extended stationary front south of the area will dissipate over the coming days, with a Canadian ridge shifting into New England. Some showers are a remote possibility Tuesday morning, though clearing is expected to move in by midweek.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers in the morning, then clearing. High 59, Low 41
Wednesday – Partly cloudy, High 64, Low 43

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy skies. High 58, Low 40
Wednesday – Mainly sunny. High 62, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Times of clouds and sun High 56, Low 42
Wednesday – Mostly sunny High 61, Low 42

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of sprinkles after 1pm. Mostly cloudy High 57, Low 38
Wednesday – Sunny, High 65, Low 39

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance of sprinkles High 57, Low 38
Wednesday – Sunny. High 65, Low 39

A look at the satellite shows that long stream of clouds headed towards Bridgeport. Good times to be had by all.

Finally, a crazy forecast from Accuweather works!

Accuweather has… not been good for the past year and a half. Their two day forecasts are often divergent from the consensus, and they pay for it. Perhaps they are too busy drawing up hurricane forecasts for 2018. Today, however, their divergent forecast wasn’t so divergent, and verified as the best in Bridgeport! They correctly foresaw the cool Friday and slightly warmer Saturday, but most importantly, they tied with us for the top. Congratulations, Accuweather.
Actuals: Friday – .23 inches of rain, High 59, Low 43
Saturday – High 61, Low 41

Grade: A

Bridgeport, Connecticut

At 1:54pm EDT, the temperature at Bridgeport, CT was 58 degrees under fair skies. A strong cold front approaching from the west is going to bring some showers and thunderstorms to southern New England during the early morning hours on Friday. Most of the heavy stuff should have pushed off to the east by the time noon rolls around, but some lingering showers directly along the front could still threaten the region. By early evening though, the front will have blown through, with some spotty low clouds trailing behind it. A trough looks to swing through portions of the Northeast and New England on Saturday, but downslope winds should keep clouds at a minimum.

Friday: Morning rain/thunderstorms, drying out in afternoon. High 59, Low 43.
Saturday: Sunny, few clouds. High 58, Low 38.

TWC: Friday: Thunderstorms turning to showers. High 61, Low 48.
Saturday. Sunny and cooler. High 58, Low 40.

AW: Friday: AM rain, becoming cooler. High 58, Low 46.
Saturday: Partly sunny and breeze. High 59, Low 41.

NWS: Friday: Storms until noontime, then couple of showers before clearing. High 64, Low 46.
Saturday: Sunny and cooler. High 60, Low 40.

WB: Friday: 50% chance of rain. High 64, Low 46.
Saturday: Sunny. High 60, Low 40.

Here we see the cold front off to the west bearing down on New England. After it moves through, however, it should be a fairly enjoyable weekend!