Good Tuesday Evening!
For the second day in a row, we had severe weather in Connecticut. Today, hail the size of quarters was reported in the town of Washington. Doppler radar estimates as much as 3' of rain in parts of the state and the threat of more heavy rain won't end until later this evening. This is already the 4th wettest June on record and the last thing we need is another drenching.
The drying out process will begin later tonight as a storm system slips out to sea to the south and east of New England. We'll be in much better shape for the Wednesday morning commute. Fortunately, we'll get a break from the stormy weather tomorrow. In fact, it is going to be a gorgeous day with partly to mostly sunny skies, much lower humidity, and very comfortable temperatures! Dew point temperatures will likely drop into the 40s and the actual air temperature will be held to the mid and upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. Very nice!
High pressure will move closer to New England tomorrow night. That means we can expect clear skies and a big temperature drop. Temperatures will drop into the 40s and 50s by dawn Thursday! Great sleeping weather! Thursday will be sunny, warm and dry with highs near 80 degrees. Winds will be fairly light too with high pressure nearby. The weather will be ideal for the first day of competition at the Travelers Championship!
Friday, the first day of summer, should be warmer and a little more humid. Temperatures will rise into the mid 80s. There is a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorms, but the activity should be widely scattered or isolated. The first weekend of summer will be even warmer and more humid. We are forecasting highs in the mid to upper 80s! A few showers and thunderstorms could pop up each day in the afternoon heat, but they'll be hit or miss and much of the weekend will be dry. By early next week, the mercury will be rising very close to 90 degrees!
The summer season officially begins Friday morning at 1:04 am. That is when the summer solstice will occur. That means tomorrow and Thursday are the last full days of spring and we'll be ending the season with some ideal weather! Enjoy!
Have a great midweek!
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest