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One more nice day, then trending unsettled/humid!

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NOON UPDATE…

It's a beauty outside today! Enjoy it! Currently at this noon hour we have lots of sunshine with temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's. We'll climb at least 5 more degrees before the day is done. Some high clouds will begin to move in this afternoon, filtering the sunshine. In fact, we're already seeing this in Western CT as I type this. The humidity is very low, so it feels very comfortable outside. But that's going to change, as a warm front advances in our direction this weekend. Read all about the weekend forecast below, and get outside and enjoy the day if you can!

JUNE SO FAR…

Yesterday marked two weeks into the month of June.  Despite our recent heat wave, the average temperature for the month is only 0.1 degrees warmer than normal at Windsor Locks where the official records are kept.  With regard to rainfall, with only 1.19” to date for the month, there is a deficit of 1.13”.

THE REST OF THE WEEK…

An area of high pressure keeps us dry and provides for gorgeous weather today.  However, as it moves offshore, a system from the west will advance our way… as this happens, higher level cloudiness will be on the increase late in the day.  Temperatures this afternoon will be a bit cooler than yesterday, topping out in the mid to upper 70s – actually a couple of degrees below normal for mid-June (average high for the 15th is 80). 

As we close out the week our weather pattern becomes unsettled.  An approaching storm system will push a warm front toward Connecticut, and while it doesn’t look like a washout, isolated to scattered showers will be possible Friday – especially later in the day.  Due to cloudiness and an onshore flow ahead of the front, temperatures will struggle to warm past the low 70s. 

THE WEEKEND…

The aforementioned warm front moves through Saturday.  Behind it temperatures go up and the mugginess returns.  While we will likely see more clouds than sun, and we can’t rule out some showers, temperatures will reach well into the upper 70s, close to 80 degrees inland.  Sunday, Father’s Day… there will be the possibility of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, but the day may very well end up being dry with partly sunny skies.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s away from the Sound and it will be noticeably more humid.  If we see more in the way of sunshine, both/either Saturday and Sunday, temperatures could go several degrees higher. 

NEXT WEEK…

The heat and humidity will continue into Monday; however, a cold front will be approaching the state and will bring the chance for rain and thunderstorms late in the day.  The front could stall nearby, just offshore.  If this happens, Tuesday could feature a mostly cloudy sky with a continued chance for showers.   For Wednesday, another front looks to move into the region late in the day providing another chance for rain or thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney

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