People will have to deal with hot and humid conditions across the state on Sunday as well as the “slight risk” of thunderstorms later on in the evening hours.
“Today’s going to be hot and humid no doubt about it,” WFSB Meteorologist Mike Cameron said.
Most places are started the morning in the low to mid 70's and temperatures rose quickly once the sun came up.
Inland towns saw highs in the low to mid 90's by the afternoon and people didn't have a lot of relief by the shoreline where highs topped out in the upper 80's.
In addition the humidity was high, making it feel very sticky.
Because of the conditions the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Sunday afternoon. The mixture of high temps and high humidity could make it feel like it’s over 100° at times.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Windham, Tolland, Litchfield and Hartford counties until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Prolonged exposure to the heat could lead to health risks including heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If you do plan on being outside today make sure to take frequent breaks to cool off and to stay hydrated.
Several towns have opened cooling centers to give residents some relief.
Later on in the day we can expect to see a round of thunderstorms fire up due to the conditions.
“In addition to the high heat and humidity that we expect make sure you stay ‘weather aware’ this afternoon, as thunderstorms are possible this evening. An ‘enhanced risk’ for severe weather is centered over northern New England, with the Storm Prediction's recognition that an organized cluster of thunderstorms is possible there,” Cameron said.
If you have outdoor plans for Sunday you should just keep an eye to the sky come later afternoon and early evening.
“Connecticut is not within this zone; only northern Connecticut lies in the "slight risk" area, as we will see more isolated thunderstorms either late this afternoon or evening. Thunderheads here will have a bit more of a "cap" (warm air aloft) to overcome, which would weaken any storms as they glide southeast into Connecticut from Upstate New York and southern Massachusetts,” Cameron said.
The overnight won't bring much relief, with lows in the 70's though it will turn slightly less humid.
Monday brings more hot weather with a chance for highs in the 90's again.
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