**Update: Severe T-Storm Warning for Fairfield County until 5:45pm. Heavy rain, damaging wind gusts**
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we enjoyed a nice comfy summer day, and today it feels suuuper sticky and hot! It took a while for some of the clouds to thin, but since they have, heat index values are in the low 90's in some towns at this hour. That sunshine will also help fuel the potential for thunderstorms for the remainder of this afternoon and evening. Any storms that do fire ahead of the main front will contain heavy rain, thanks to this tropical air mass that has moved into the region. Best chance to see storms this afternoon will be in Western CT. As we move into dinner time and later this evening, a more organized line of rain and embedded thunderstorms will likely cross the state.
Monday will likely be similar to today; a mix of clouds and sun, with some scattered showers and storms. It will stay very warm and humid, with highs reaching the upper 80s in many inland towns. Again, no need to cancel your picnics or BBQ's, but just know that you may have to head inside for a period of time while a shower or storm rolls through.
The first week of September will be unseasonably warm, so don't pack away your summer wardrobe. Believe it or not, Tues we are forecasting 90! Later Tuesday, another cold front will move through. That front won't do much to cool down our temperatures, but it will lower the humidity. So mid-week will be warm, but drier. By Friday we may top 90 again, and then another cold front will cool things down to more seasonable weather for second half of next weekend.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!
Meteorologist Melissa Cole
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