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Showers, thunderstorms possible this afternoon

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Tuesday is expected to be muggy with a slight possibility of some showers.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon said the state will see some rain passing to its south that could clip southern Connecticut.

"At the same time, a front moving in from the northwest could trigger a couple of showers, or possibly a storm toward evening across northwestern Connecticut," Dixon said.

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According to meteorologist Scot Haney, Futurecast showed potential scattered rain in the state after 1 p.m.

"Between 1 p.m. and about 7 p.m. we do run the risk for scattered shower and thunderstorm activity," Haney said. "Then [Tuesday night] everything clears out."

The Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma put about half the state in its "general" risk category for severe weather.

"No severe weather is expected," Haney said.

The relative humidity is climbing. It was between 95 and 100 percent during the morning hours.

Around 6 a.m., temperatures were in the mid-to-upper 60s across the state. Dew points mirrored them.

"When those dew points equal the temperatures, and they're in the mid-to-upper 60s, that is moderate to severe humidity out there [Tuesday] morning," Haney said. "You're going to feel that humidity in the air."

Actual high temperatures for Tuesday will be in the high-70s to low-80s.

Haney said Wednesday and Thursday look to be much better days.

"[Wednesday] will be sunny and quite warm [and we] could get close to 90 inland," Dixon said. "Thursday will also be dry but we’re still on track to end the week with some rain on Friday."

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