Ross' Cliffs in Danielson. (Amie Tworzydio/iWitness photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
It may be fall, but potential record-breaking temperatures over the next two days may make it feel more like summer.
As of early Monday afternoon, temps were into the upper 70s.
"Keep in mind, the normal high for this date is 63 degrees, so we're doing a whole lot better than that," said meteorologist Scot Haney. "[Tuesday] and Wednesday are going to be even warmer."
A cool front will move close to Connecticut, but will retreat north as a warm front.
"Once the warm front lifts north of the state and into northern New England by noon [Tuesday], a much warmer southwesterly flow will develop as the sunshine makes a return," Haney said.
That means unusually warm weather could arrive.
"[Tuesday’s] record for greater Hartford is 80 degrees, set in 1968, and Wednesday’s record is 82 degrees, set in 1963," Haney said. "We think [Tuesday's] record, in particular, may be breached with our forecast for 82 in greater Hartford."
For Bridgeport, records of 75 degrees in 1990 for Tuesday and 81 in 1963 for Wednesday could also be broken.
"Overall, the period will also bring fair weather," Haney said.
Cooler weather should arrive on Thursday thanks to a cold front that will have passed.
"Highs will still be above average, but far closer to them, in the lower-70s," Haney said. "We should expect variably cloudy skies with the chance of a shower or two by late-day as a ribbon of moisture starts to move north from the Deep South, right over New England."
A storm system may impact the state on Friday and Saturday.
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