Connecticut faces a severe weather threat, especially Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27 into the early evening, according to meteorologist Brad Field. Remnants of Laura will also be felt in the region come Saturday, Field details in his weekly podcast with co-host Dan Lovallo.
In the podcast, Field notes the chances of the region getting a tornado on Thursday are listed at five percent, which is considered very high for the area. There is a 30 percent chance of wind damage and the possibility exists for hail from severe thunderstorms.
The impetus behind this weather surge is a warm front, struggling to make it north of Connecticut, leading to a major destabilization of an air mass over the region. Once the storm passes, Field says don’t be fooled by a calm Friday, because the state will face the remnants of Hurricane Laura on Saturday, although that should mostly be a rain event.
Field and Lovallo also look ahead into the week of Aug. 30 and examine the long-range forecast into mid-September. They also discuss the winter forecast issued by the Old Farmer’s Almanac.