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Continued Hot/Humid, Somewhat Unsettled

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

AFTERNOON UPDATE...

Another hot and humid day is underway across CT… and it will actually get hotter as the week progresses.  We are still forecasting what will likely be our 3rd heat wave of 2017 (3 consecutive days 90 or higher at Windsor Locks).

While dry/quiet as of 12p, this afternoon we’ll run the risk for some isolated/pop-up showers or storms.  It’s a pattern that will continue through the next several days… where many towns will remain dry --- but where storms develop, heavy rain will be the main factor (given how tropical our air mass has become).

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

 

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THE REST OF THIS WEEK…

The morning has featured some downpours in the Litchfield Hills and fog... especially along coastal southeast CT, reducing visibility to a quarter of a mile or less.  Temperature-wise, it was noticeably warmer (by 5-7 degrees) compared to Monday morning.  As the fog lifts and clouds erode, the sun will shine and temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 80s away from the Sound and into the 80 to 85 degree range along the coastline.  

A weak disturbance passing through the region will provide a somewhat better chance of some rain here in CT this afternoon.  Any storms will be spotty in nature (isolated)... meaning many towns will remain dry.  Where storms do develop, expect heavy rain and lightning.  This type of weather can be expected through the end of the week.  Most of the time it will be dry, but isolated late day storms can't be ruled out.  

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we expect temperatures to reach or even exceed 90 degrees across inland CT, so given this we are indeed forecasting our 3rd heat wave of 2017!  For coastal areas, highs will be in the mid-80s. 

Overnight lows will be in the lower 70s, about 10 degree above average for mid-July!

THE WEEKEND…

Saturday looks to be primarily dry, but a late day storm will be possible.  Sunday, a storm system may bring more than one round of rain and storms to the state. 
 


EARLY NEXT WEEK…

Monday could again feature an afternoon thunderstorm.  Otherwise, we are currently forecasting a partly sunny sky, moderate humidity, and highs in the mid-80s in most of the state.
 
Meteorologist Mark Dixon

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