Strong Cold Front Pushing Through the East; Frigid Air Returns To Upper Midwest

A strong cold front will push through the East to produce a number of hazards: heavy to excessive rainfall especially from D.C. to Boston, strong to severe storms in Florida, some snow in New England and gusty winds. Meanwhile, a clipper cold front will sweep through the Midwest and plunge through the Plains to deliver a fresh arctic air mass with frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills. Read More >

Current conditions at

Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport (KGON)

Lat: 41.33°NLon: 72.05°WElev: 10ft.

Overcast

7°C

45°F

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed W 11 km/h
Barometer 1017.5 mb (30.05 in)
Dewpoint 6°C (43°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill5°C (41°F)
Last update 23 Jan 8:56 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Essex CT

Flash Flood Watch January 24, 06:00am until January 24, 06:00pm
Wind Advisory January 24, 09:00am until January 24, 06:00pm
Coastal Flood Advisory January 24, 12:00pm until January 24, 03:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
Wind Advisory
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  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain, mainly after 3am.  Low around 6. South wind 11 to 16 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 42 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.

    Chance Rain
    then Rain

    Low: 6 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  High near 12. Breezy, with a south wind 30 to 40 km/h becoming west 16 to 26 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts in excess of 4 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain
    and Breezy

    High: 12 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Northwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow showers between noon and 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 4. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. West wind 11 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 34 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    High: 4 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -9. West wind 10 to 16 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -9 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -1.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -1 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: -7 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 5.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 5 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Rain, mainly after 3am. Low around 6. South wind 11 to 16 km/h increasing to 18 to 23 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 42 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between 5 and 7.5 mm possible.
Thursday
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 12. Breezy, with a south wind 30 to 40 km/h becoming west 16 to 26 km/h. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts in excess of 4 cm possible.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Northwest wind 16 to 21 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.
Friday
A slight chance of snow showers between noon and 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 4. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. West wind 11 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 34 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -9. West wind 10 to 16 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -1.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 5.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 0.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Tuesday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 3. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 1.
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Point Forecast:
Essex CT
 41.36°N 72.37°W (Elev. 2 m)
7:36 pm EST Jan 23, 2019
9pm EST Jan 23, 2019-6pm EST Jan 30, 2019
 
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