Forecast Details for East Glastonbury, CT

Recent Locations: East Glastonbury, CT  
This Afternoon: A slight chance of drizzle. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 29. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 39. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: A chance of rain after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night: Rain, mainly after 9pm. Low around 41. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday: Rain. High near 56. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind around 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Weather Topic: What is Rain?

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Precipitation in the form of water droplets is called rain. Rain generally has a tendency to fall with less intensity over a greater period of time, and when rainfall is more severe it is usually less sustained.

Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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