Hurricane Dorian will pass well to the south of Long Island late Friday, bringing some rainy and windy conditions to Connecticut.
The strongest winds and heaviest rain is expected in southeast Connecticut on Friday night. East of New London, the National Weather Service is forecasting 22-mph winds with up to an inch of rain.
Rainfall will be lower and wind speed in the teens in western Connecticut.
Projected wind gust are 31 in Stonington, 29 in Clinton, 27 in Bridgeport, 26 in New Haven, 18 in Danbury and Torrington.
[Expected Wind Gusts Late Fri night/Sat morning] Northerly wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph are possible late Fri night into Sat morning across far southeast New England. This may result in some scattered power outages. Tropical Storm Watches posted Cape Cod and The Islands. pic.twitter.com/WifHPhF2cu— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) September 5, 2019
Because wind speeds and rainfall amounts will vary across Connecticut, click on the specific forecasts for these communities:
[Tropical Storm Watch: Cape Cod/Islands] Hurricane Dorian will pass well east of the region late Fri night into Sat am, but still bring the potential for 40 to 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rainfall to the Cape and Islands where a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued. pic.twitter.com/CBym4p9n3A— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) September 5, 2019
On Saturday Dorian will pass well to the northeast, leading to clearing skies on a diminishing northwest wind. Temperatures should average near to slightly below normal to begin the weekend.
High pressure over the Great Lakes will build in through tonight, with dry and cooler conditions.
By late today clouds should gradually increase from the south, and on Friday chances for rain will increase, especially across Long Island and southeast Connecticut, as the center of Hurricane Dorian passes well to the south and east.
Any rain well in advance of Dorian should hold offuntil after daybreak. Low temps tonight will range from thelower 50s well inland, to lower 60s.
On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian was 80 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C. Maximum sustained winds are 115 mph.
“On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina through the day, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday. The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia later on Saturday,” the