During the summer months I’m very hesitant to throw out the term Washout in my forecasts as it is a rarity and peeps can usually salvage some dry weather. Not today—-I have no reservations about stamping today…Washed out.

For the second time in three weeks, we have a powerhouse storm for August as the jet stream and storm system look like a scenario you would find in October. Plan on a stormy day across southern New England with many different elements to this stormy day. Such as:

* Showers & downpours this morning will yield some locally heavy rain…1-3″ of rain in many areas. Localized street flooding is likely. Don’t drive through flooded roadways.

* That rain will be wind-swept along the coast for much of the day with wind gusts between 25-35mph–this may lead to some minor tree damage along the coast.

* The southeast wind will coincide with some astronomical high tides (coming off that supermoon) to produce pockets of minor coastal flooding at the midday high tide.

* A round of strong thunderstorms is likely mid-late afternoon across much of CT, RI and SE Mass. Some of these thunderstorms may rotate—a sign of potential severe thunderstorms including a brief tornado.

* The shower/t-storm threat exits the region between 7-8pm tonight and then skies will partially clear out.

We are back to our fabulous summer pattern for tomorrow & Friday with sunny skies, low humidity and seasonal temps.

Be careful out there today!


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