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Hello everyone!


Well the wet weather didn't amount to very much at all.  Actually it was less than a 1/4" in most parts of the state. Phooey! We need a little more than that to help our spring flowers bloom! 

For your Wednesday the big story will be the wind and cooler temperatures.  In the wake of the front that provided us with yesterday's scattered showers, the wind shifts to the northwest and could gust over 35 mph.  That northwesterly flow will also usher in a cooler air mass.  Highs today and tomorrow will only be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  The mercury will dip into the 30s tonight and it will be even a bit chiller Thursday night, that's when scattered frost is possible, into very early Friday morning. 


Today we'll likely see more clouds than sunshine.  Thursday will be a brighter day with high pressure in the region.  On Friday, a weak disturbance approaches New England from the west and will generate some cloud cover.  A few stray showers or sprinkles are possible, but it should be mainly dry. Additionally, Friday will be a little milder with highs back in the upper 60s.


For the last weekend of April, the weather isn't looking ideal.  Saturday will feature a mostly cloudy sky with the likelihood for scattered showers as a cold pool of air develops in the upper levels of the atmosphere.  This large circulation will set up shop over New England, meaning temperatures will drop a bit.  So… while Saturday should be fairly comfortable with highs in the 60s despite clouds and showers, Sunday will be breezy and much cooler with highs in the 50s!


Monday looks to be a day with plentiful sunshine, but a cool northwesterly breeze will prevent temperatures from going far over the 60 degree mark (after starting the day in the 30s).  For Tuesday of next week, as of now, expect dry weather with temperatures moderating to the mid-60s.


With regard to the Connecticut River, the Flood Warnings are no longer in effect as river has fallen below flood stage and the levels continue receding. 



Make it a great day!


Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney


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