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Storms to impact outdoor activities on Memorial Day

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The summer-like temperatures on Sunday, will lead to a stormy Memorial Day.

On Sunday, most towns saw temps in the high 80s and near 90s on Sunday. However, there was a pleasant breeze along the shoreline.

Overnight, temperatures will read in the 60s, but the humidity will remain high as Tropical Depression Bonnie moves north.

"Clouds will first increase and then rain will start to develop by around dawn. As moisture increases, fog and mist are also possible overnight,” Meteorologist Mike Cameron said.

Memorial Day will be the wettest day of the weekend, with numerous opportunities for showers and thunderstorms.

"Starting in the morning, numerous tropical-like showers and thunderstorms will move through the state. An approaching cold front, in conjunction with the moisture from Tropical Depression Bonnie, will be the cause of the downpours," Cameron said.

Rain could be heavy at times, however it is difficult to pinpoint the exact location of those heavy downpours.

"Over the last several runs, the models have been forecasting that southern and southeastern Connecticut will be favored for the heaviest rain; 2 inches of rain is possible, wherever this maximum sets up shop," Cameron said, adding that some parts of the state may still be able to enjoy outdoor activities.

Several towns and cities canceled or postponed parades and ceremonies because of the weather. Check our list here.

The clouds and rain will bring an end to the hot weather, and temperatures will be in the 70s on Monday.

The rest of the week should be fairly quiet, Cameron said.

Temperatures will be in the 80s throughout the week, and could dip into the 50s overnight some days.

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