Fairfield forecast: After Andrea's drenching, a nicer weekend trend
Published 6:58 am, Saturday, June 8, 2013
The region's brush with Tropical Storm Andrea was a wet one.
But the torrential rain and street flooding the storm inflicted on southwestern Connecticut yesterday and overnight into early-morning today had dissipated by 5 a.m.
But Andrea has moved to the northeast and, aside from lingering, isolated showers and gray skies today, the rest of this first weekend day should be spared any more storm-tossed conditions.
Today, however, will reverse that inclement trend as overcast skies at least partially clear and the temperature rises to a high in the low-70s. There will be a north wind around 11 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. The odds of sporadic, isolated showers during daytime are about 50 percent, according to the NWS.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 60 degrees, with a west wind 5 to 9 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.
The nice weather trajectory should continue Sunday, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper-70s. By nighttime, however, there is a 20 percent chance of late showers as the temperature dips to a low in the upper-50s.
On Monday, showers and thunderstorms are likely, the NWS, with a high temperature in the low-70s. Skies will be cloudy; chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
More rain and storms are likely Monday night, as the temperature dips to about 60 degrees. Chance of nighttime precipitation is about 70 percent.
The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, includes showers and temperatures in the 70s.