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The Warm Summer Weather Continues!

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AFTERNOON UPDATE...

As of the Noon hour, temperatures had reached 80 or higher in many towns inland ...it was slightly cooler along the coast with an onshore breeze.   That southerly wind is transporting muggier air into the state as dew point values have reached between 60 and 65 (up compared to 24 hours ago, when they were in the 40s/50s).  This afternoon, it will be seasonably warm and partly to mostly sunny.  There is just the slightest chance for an isolated shower in Northwest Hills, but most communities will remain dry. 

Tomorrow will be warm and muggier with a mix of sun and clouds... there will be a chance for a late day shower, as a warm front begins heading in the direction of CT.  Our forecast remains on track for more clouds than sun Saturday, with a chance for late day showers or an isolated storm... with the warm front pushing through, it will be humid.  Then for Sunday, as of now, appears to be primarily dry... but quite humid and warmer than Saturday.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon 

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CONTINUED PLEASANT TODAY & TOMORROW…

The high pressure system responsible for our pleasant weather of late will remain firmly in control through the end of the week. After starting the day in the upper 50s and lower 60s, we expect a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the lower to middle 80s for most of Connecticut.  A repeat performance is on tap for tomorrow.  While the humidity is expected to increase slightly, we are still expecting it to be comfortable.  

CHANCES FOR SHOWERS THIS WEEKEND…

By Saturday, the area of high pressure will begin to drift offshore and this will allow a low pressure system and its associated warm front to move up the coast.  Therefore, we can expect increasing cloudiness Saturday and a chance for showers in the afternoon (perhaps some rumbles of thunder).  That said, Saturday will be nowhere close to a washout.  Temperatures should reach the low and middle 80s and the air will be noticeably more humid as our winds turn to the south and southwest. 

Our outlook for Sunday continues to improve as the system’s cold front is looking weaker and containing less moisture than we thought earlier.  That means we expect most of Sunday to remain dry, though we cannot rule out an isolated afternoon shower.  Since there will be more sunshine, we have upped our forecast highs away from the water, as we are now expecting upper 80s there and it will still be humid.  An onshore flow will keep shoreline high temperatures in the lower 80s.

THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE MONDAY…

A different, stronger cold front will approach Connecticut by Monday afternoon, and that will trigger some showers and thunderstorms.  Before the front moves through, Monday will feature partly sunny skies and highs in the lower and middle 80s.  The front will move east of us by Monday evening, which will allow skies to clear and low temperatures to drop into the lower 60s.

DRY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY…

High pressure will build into New England for next Tuesday and Wednesday, which translates to mostly sunny conditions, relatively low humidity and highs in the lower to middle 80s.  Low temperatures Tuesday night will be near 60 degrees.

WFSB Weather Staff

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