As temps exceed 80, humidity rises with the potential for storms - WFSB 3 Connecticut


As temps exceed 80, humidity rises with the potential for storms

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Temperatures exceeded 80 degrees and the humidity rose on Monday as northwestern Connecticut has the greatest chance to see some storms.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said that will be the theme over the days ahead, along with temperatures ranging from 85 to 90.

He did say that the storms would be isolated.

"It was is quiet on the storm-front today, so far thanks to a layer of warmer air aloft, also known as a cap, that is preventing storms from developing," Dixon said.

The greatest chance will be west and northwest of Connecticut later in the day.

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"Any storms that do develop could produce heavy rain, frequent lightning and perhaps some gusty wind," Dixon said. "We'll be monitoring the situation all afternoon, providing updates when/if necessary."

Connecticut will have a greater chance to see some storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Late Thursday, a front will approach bringing another chance for rain/storms," Dixon said. "It should clear southern New England by Friday morning, bringing lower humidity as we close out the week."

He also said the state could see its third heatwave of the year later in the week.

"Remember we need three consecutive days [of] 90 or higher to achieve 'heat wave' status," Dixon said. "It may come down to a degree or two!"

Saturday appears to be dry, but Sunday could be unsettled.

Dixon said there is a chance for heavier rain and thunderstorms during the second half of the weekend as a storm system may move through the state.

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