Technical Discussion: a tropical Labor Day - WFSB 3 Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) -

Pea soup is on the Labor Day weather menu in addition to the burgers and dogs today.  High humidity will make the horizon look hazy and our mode lazy.  Dew points will be right around 70 degrees, which is tropical level humidity.  Although there will be a lot of clouds at times, there will be enough sunshine to bring temperatures into the mid-80s in most of the state.  The only exceptions to that forecast will be the northern Connecticut Valley, where highs near 87° or 88° are possible and along the Shoreline, where highs in the low-80s are likely.

 

Here's the good news: the BBQ can likely go on today, without the worry of rain!  Although the heat and humidity will be high enough that we are not 100% free from the risk of an isolated shower or thunderstorm, the risk of rain is small.  The atmosphere is lacking any feature aloft that would help promote strong updrafts.

 

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!

 

 

Meteorologists Mike Cameron and Melissa Cole

 

 

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