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.
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
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!