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Happy Friday Everyone!

We've had absolutely gorgeous sunrise pictures across our state today. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful morning. It's a little chilly in some parts of CT early today, especially NW CT, where overnight lows dipped into the 40s! Elsewhere we are starting out the day in the 50s, so a light jacket may be needed out at the bus stop early today. But with plenty of sunshine under a big dome of high pressure, our highs will rebound into the mid and upper 70s this afternoon. Dew point temperatures will remain low today too, so that will make it feel nice and comfortable as far as humidity levels go. If you're heading to Rentschler Field to watch UConn take on BYU for the season opener, you can look forward to very comfortable conditions. The temperature should be close to 70 degrees for the 7:00 pm kickoff.

Saturday will also be nice, though, I do think more clouds will filter in, so we'll call it partly sunny. A nice southerly breeze will develop in the afternoon as high pressure moves offshore, but the humidity will remain fairly low. A great day to check out the Goshen fair, or the Woodstock Fair! Warmer, more humid weather will return in a big way for Sunday and Monday, Labor Day. Temperatures will rise well into the 80s and dew point readings will rise through the 60s to near 70 degrees. While the weekend will not be a washout, we will have to be on the lookout for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours on Sunday, and also into Monday as a cold front settles into New England. Some of these storms could be on the strong side and they will be capable of producing torrential downpours since there will be so much moisture in the air.

While August will go into the record books as a cooler than normal month, September will start out quite warm! It'll feel more like July all of next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s and nighttime lows in the mid to upper 60s. Plus, there will be daily chances for a shower or thunderstorm, although dry weather will prevail most of the time.

Have a great day!

Meteorologist Melissa Cole


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