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    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Weather service: Rain, wind gusts up to 50 mph to hit state Tuesday, Wednesday

    After morning fog, showers are expected to develop Tuesday afternoon with more rain on the way this week in Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.

    A wind advisory has been issued for Tolland and Windham counties until Thursday morning. The weather service warned of winds of 25 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph on Wednesday. The agency said the winds may blow around unsecured objects and bring down tree limbs, possibly resulting in power outages.

    "A low pressure system will bring mild, windy and rainy conditions during Wednesday with much colder and continued windy conditions on Thursday," the weather service's Albany office said in a bulletin for northwestern Connecticut. "As temperatures quickly fall below freezing Wednesday night into Thursday morning, any remaining areas of standing water may freeze rapidly on untreated ground surfaces. In addition, rain may end as snow in some areas, resulting in light snow accumulations."

    Ahead of the unsettled weather, a dense fog advisory was in effect Tuesday morning for areas along the shore. The fog will result in low visibility, which "could make driving conditions hazardous," the weather service said.

    The fog is expected to dissipate later in the morning. Tuesday should otherwise be fairly mild, with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies, and then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will again reach the 50s with some areas expected hitting nearly 60 degrees.

    Showers will develop late in the day before a rainy Wednesday with gusty winds and highs in the 50s.

    Rain will continue into Wednesday night. As temperatures drop into the 20s, snow is expect to mix with the rain. No significant accumulation is expected with less than an inch possible in northeastern Connecticut.

    The rainy weather should taper off by Thursday, giving way to sunny and breezy weather. Temperatures will be cold, with highs only expected to rise into the 30s across the state.

    Friday will see sunny weather with highs warming back up into the 40s. Over the weekend, temperatures will rebound into the 50s, with a chance of rain on Saturday and partly sunny skies on Sunday.

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