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Saturday, September 14 Local

What you can expect from Hurricane Dorian

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.

Because wind speeds and rainfall amounts will vary across Connecticut, click on the specific forecasts for these communities:

The shoreline: Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Milford, New Haven, Madison, Old Saybrook, Mystic, Stonington.

Inland Connecticut: New Canaan, Ridgefield, Danbury, Trumbull, Shelton, New Milford, Litchfield, Torrington, West Hartford, Middletown, Windham, Norwich.

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.

A mostly sunny day expected today, with sunshine filtered through high clouds along the coast. High temps will be 10-15 degrees cooler than Wednesday, with lower and mid 70s expected.

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

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