Jim from Durham captured this sunset on Monday evening. (Jim from Durham)
Monday was a great day for boating in East Hartford. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Summer may not have officially started until Monday evening, but its weather certainly arrived early.
Heat and humidity were expected to lead to a stormy Monday night into Tuesday morning.
"A cold front will approach New England from the west tonight and it will pass through Connecticut early tomorrow morning," causing the possible storms, Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.
Summer officially arrived at 6:34 p.m. on Monday.
"The first evening of summer will feature a moonlit sky and temperatures will drop back through the 80s then the 70s," DePrest said.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late Monday night and in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday.
"Severe weather is not expected in Connecticut late tonight, but the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has a “marginal” risk area for severe weather just to the north and west of Connecticut and a “slight” risk area across Central and Western New York State as well as Northwestern Pennsylvania," DePrest said.
Weather conditions will improve throughout the day on Tuesday as the cold front moves offshore.
The air will be humid in the morning but a breeze will bring in drier air for the afternoon.
It will be partly sunny with temperatures in the 80s.
On Wednesday, a weak disturbance could cause scattered showers early in the morning, but the day will turn partly to mostly sunny with low humidity.
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