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After rain, more pleasant weather moves in

September 19, 2018

After the rain from the remnants of Florence, cooler and more pleasant weather arrives.

“High pressure build down from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through Thursday,” the National Weather Service says. “Cloud cover will increase today to mostly cloudy and remain so into Thursday morning, due to moisture trapped in thelow levels of the atmosphere. Cloud cover should improve to partly sunny by Thursday afternoon.

“Highs today should be near to slightly above normal, mainly from around 70 to the mid 70s. Lows tonight should be around 5 degrees above normal and highs on Thursday a few degrees below normal. Friday will be milder with highs a few degrees above normal.”

On Tuesday, Darien had 1.10 inches of rain, according to the Community Colaborotive Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Other totals include .89 of an inch in Norwalk, .84 in Wallingford, .72 in Middlefield, .56 in Naugtuck and .39 of an inch in Monroe. The biggest rainfall was in eastern Connecticut where North Grosvenor Dale got 2.55 inches.

At this point, the weekend is looking good with partly to mostly sunny days with daytimes high in the low 70s. Saturday and Sunday night will be a tad chilly with a low near 53 degrees.

The forecast

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light south wind.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 6 to 13 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

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