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Humidity, heavy downpours will end the week

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

While the heat has abated some, humidity will make way for a potentially stormy end to the week.

There were some pop up storms on Thursday morning and afternoon, however Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said most of the state stayed dry.

A cold front will approach on Thursday night bringing more showers along with it that will develop, especially after midnight.

"A cold front will slowly push through this moisture laden air mass tomorrow," DePrest said. "The result will be numerous showers and a few embedded thunderstorms."

The showers could be capable of producing heavy downpours with some localized flooding.

DePrest said 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible, "but other locations may get away with just a few tenths of an inch of rain."

He said the heavy rain will be hit-or-miss, but the humidity levels will remain high.

"Fortunately, abundant cloud cover will keep temperatures close to 80 degrees," DePrest said.

The cold front is expected to stall near the southern New England coast this weekend.

DePrest said a low pressure system that is in Bermuda right now will move north toward New England.

"This system could become a tropical depression, perhaps even a tropical storm with time," DePrest said. "The storm will remain well offshore, but tropical moisture associated with it could make its way into Southern New England."

He said if this happens, shower activity will be enhanced for the weekend.

Right now, DePrest said he thinks a few showers and thunderstorms will pop up on Saturday afternoon.

Daytime highs will range from 80 to 85.

Sunday could be the wetter of the two days with highs in the lower 80s.

"While we don’t expect a weekend washout, showers could have an impact on your outdoor plans at some point," DePrest said.

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