Happy Independence Day!
Ahhh…much needed relief has come after Hurricane Arthur brought Connecticut anywhere between 0.5" and 2.5" and southeastern Massachusetts up to 8.0" of rain. The storm also battered the outer Cape and Islands with tropical storm force winds. Since then, the storm has moved up into Canada and, in its wake, brought much nicer weather to southern New England.
The northwesterly wind on the back side of Arthur has been a true help in bringing much drier, more comfortable air into Connecticut. Dew points have fallen into the upper-40s and low-40s, which has brought a complete turn-around in how the air feels. Sunshine will rule the roost and temperatures will warm into the mid-80s today.
The air stays comfortably dry tonight and tomorrow, bringing a cool night and another warm and comfortable afternoon Sunday. Lows will be in the 50s – which is ideal for sound sleep – and highs will be in the mid-80s.
Humidity, temperatures and chances for more wet weather increase early next week. Monday will gradually become muggier, with highs in the upper-80s. The day should be storm-free, however. Tuesday and Wednesday may also have afternoon thunderstorms, in addition to the heat and humidity. The humidity will come down a smidgen Thursday and Friday.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron
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