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Thunderstorms possible on Saturday

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After a typical summer warm and muggy Friday, thunderstorms could erupt for part of the weekend.

Chief meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the day could start out with a little drizzle or a shower.

"Most of Saturday will be a hazy, hot, and humid day," DePrest said. "A day that you can enjoy being outside doing 'summer stuff.'"

DePrest said the folks will have to be aware of the possibility of late-day thunderstorms.

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"A cold front will be moving through Connecticut late Saturday and Saturday night," DePrest said.

The air ahead of the front will be warm, humid and unstable during the afternoon hours.

"A few thunderstorms could pack a pretty good punch with gusty wind, in addition to the lightning and heavy rain," DePrest said. "The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed all of New England in a 'marginal' risk area for severe weather."

He said the storms could start after 2 p.m. and last until sunset.

"Hopefully, thunderstorms won’t interfere with tournament play at the Travelers Championship, but they certainly may," DePrest said. "Even if they do, most of the day will be dry with a mix of clouds and sunshine and it is going to be a very warm day with highs in the 80s to near 90 degrees."

Drier and cooler weather if forecasted for the second half of the weekend.

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