CONNECTICUT WEATHER’S LATEST WEATHER DISCUSSION

October 15, 2019                       5:00 AM   

     A cool dry airmass will serve as the calm before the storm today. High pressure will be in control with sunshine through the day tomorrow. The mid-week period will turn stormy. Low pressure swinging through the great lakes region tonight through tomorrow will transfer energy to a secondary development along the mid-atlantic coast tomorrow afternoon and evening which will be able tap a source of deep moisture streaming up from the southeastern US. The coastal low will rapidly intensify while racing northeastward near or just southeast of New England. A period of heavy rain and gusty winds is expected with the storm Wednesday into Wednesday night. Gusts will peak between 30-40 mph, but with heavy foliage still in the trees, some damage and scattered power outages can be expected.  The storm will be quick moving in nature of the storm with the greatest impacts expected during a 5-7 hour period Wednesday evening. As the storm exits, colder air rushing in behind the storm will cause another period of strong-gusty winds to develop out of the northwest and continue through the day Thursday. Expect a few passing showers and unseasonably chilly highs that only reach the low to mid 50s. High pressure will build through Friday through Sunday with sunshine, lighter winds and a more seasonable airmass. Another rain threat looks to materialize early next week with beginning with the approach of a warm front Monday into Tuesday.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher