Showers and a return to the heat are expected to kick off the last month of the summer season.
Meteorologist Scot Haney said an area of low pressure just to the south of Connecticut combined with a disturbance aloft will be the cause of Monday's cloudiness and showers.
"A few thunderstorms are possible as well since the atmosphere will be a bit unstable," Haney said. "High temperatures should range from 77 to 83 degrees and the humidity will be moderate."
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The showers are expected to linger into Tuesday; however, drier air will be arriving to clear that out.
"The timing is still in question, but it looks like conditions will improve at some point [Tuesday] afternoon," Haney said. "Temperatures should be between 80 and 85 degrees, which is still slightly cooler than normal."
The normal high for the beginning of August is 85 degrees.
Haney said he expected partly to mostly sunny skies Wednesday through Friday.
Temperatures will also rise again.
"The mercury should reach the mid to upper 80s Wednesday afternoon," Haney said. "Thursday should be hotter and more humid with highs around or just over 90."
The potential will be there for an even hotter and more humid Friday, according to Haney. He is forecasting highs in the mid-90s.
"While the weather will be hot, we do not expect any showers or thunderstorms Thursday or Friday," he said.
A cold front looks to arrive on Saturday with morning showers and a clear afternoon. However, Haney said the timing of that is still in question.
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