This week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4) is the week when we’re finally going to get days of much-needed rain. Wilton is still what’s classified as an “extreme drought,” (the second highest category of drought), but with inches of rain forecast to fall this week, our situation is likely to improve.
Monday, Nov. 28: Before that rain begins, there will be mostly sunny skies to begin the new week on Monday. Temperatures will be right at average in the upper 40s, so you’ll only need a light jacket during the day.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: Then as we get into the middle of this week, the rain will be the main story. Tuesday will be a wet, rainy, and gusty day with rain expected to fall all day long. It should be light to moderate for the most part, but heavy rain can’t be ruled out during the afternoon and evening. While the rain is moving in, temperatures will climb to 60 degrees. Of course we can’t enjoy that warmth because of the rain coming down!
Wednesday, Nov. 30: That first system will exit Tuesday night, allowing for the second storm system to move into the Northeast. The latest timing shows this rain beginning around noon, but that timing may shift either earlier or later. Therefore, in the morning, it will be mostly cloudy and very mild. Then in the afternoon, more rain will fall.
Thursday, Dec. 1: That rain will continue into early Thursday morning, but it should end by daybreak. By the time all is said and done, we could have up to two inches of new rainfall. Thursday will feature much different weather because it should be dry, and the sun will be back out. It is also the first day of meteorological winter! If we take a look at what fall was like for us this year, we are on track for the warmest fall on record:
Friday, Dec. 2: Then on Friday, temperatures will cool back down to around average. There may be some lake effect snow to our north and west over New York, so that could lead to some clouds from time to time.
Saturday, Dec. 3: For the weekend, the weather is looking fantastic. For those who celebrate Christmas, it’ll be great weather to pick out your tree! On Saturday, conditions will be pretty similar as Friday with intervals of sun and clouds. The only difference is that the winds will be stronger in the afternoon.
Sunday, Dec. 4: Temperatures will continue to fall getting into Sunday, but there will be lots of sunshine and lighter winds.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School junior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.