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Storms expected for Saturday afternoon

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Futurecast showing the chance for afternoon storms.  (WFSB) Futurecast showing the chance for afternoon storms. (WFSB)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

A hazy, hot and humid start to your Saturday will lead to a round of afternoon thunderstorms, some that could be strong in nature.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron said storms will probably begin popping up in the state sometime in the early afternoon and if you do have outdoor activities planned you should keep an eye to the sky.

Before the storms temperatures will make their way into the upper 80's or near 90's and the humidity will also climb.

According to Cameron, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed all of New England under a "marginal" risk area for severe storms from 1 p.m. until the dinner time hour.

The biggest threat will probably be isolated cases of straight-lined wind damage, Cameron said, which could bring down large branches or trees and knockout power for a period of time to some.  Most, however, will find themselves dealing with just lightning and heavy rainfall.

Once the storms pass, Cameron said conditions will quickly dry out as a cold front comes in bringing cooler and less humid air from the northwest.  Overnight lows Saturday will drop into the low to mid 60s.

Sunday's weather will be the better of the two weekend days, Cameron said.  We'll be looking at mostly sunny skies with a highs in the 80's and low humidity.

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Read the full forecast discussion here for more details on the weekend forecast.

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