After a cool start, we're rebounding nicely with full sunshine. Temperatures at this hour have climbed into the upper 70's in interior CT, where they will eventually top out in the 80s! Shoreline readings will come in slightly lower. We're keeping an eye on some remnant moisture from Irma that will impact our weather tomorrow with a few more clouds, and eventually the threat of some showers. Rest of the forecast remains on track, read below for more information on the week ahead!
The warm-up continues! Although some high clouds will dim the sun at times today, there will be enough late summer sun to boost temperatures into the range of 80-85 in many locations. Shoreline communities will be a bit cooler as a light northwesterly breeze turns southwesterly during the afternoon. Temperatures may stay in the 70s at the beaches and also in the Litchfield Hills.
TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY…
The warm weather will continue through the middle and end of the week. A strong zonal (west to east) flow across Southern Canada will keep the cool air locked in place to the north of New England. The vast circulation of Tropical Depression Irma will contribute to this warm weather pattern.
For Wednesday, we are forecasting partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s. If we see more in the way of sunshine, temperatures could go even higher.
Thursday will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine. Scattered showers are possible, but our weather be dry most of the day. Once again, we are forecasting highs in the lower 80s as the humidity rises to moderate levels.
By Friday, we may be dealing with some remnant moisture from Irma. Thus, we are forecasting a better chance for showers and there may be a few thunderstorms mixed in as well. However, we are not expecting a washout by any means. It’ll be a warm, humid day with highs in the 70s to possibly near 80 degrees. Once again, how warm it gets will greatly depend on how much sunshine we see. At this point, we are forecasting a mostly cloudy day and a high near 78 degrees.
THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER SEASON…
A shower is still possible on Saturday, but the bulk of the moisture will move out of Southern New England by then as high pressure regains control of our weather. Therefore, we expect partly sunny skies Saturday with highs near 80 degrees. The humidity will remain moderate.
Sunday is looking good too since high pressure will be in no hurry to leave. Temperatures should rise close to 80 degrees under partly sunny skies. Shoreline temperatures will be lower since there will be a more pronounced southeasterly breeze later in the weekend.
EARLY NEXT WEEK…
Our weather Monday through Wednesday will greatly depend on the future track of Hurricane Jose. Right now, Jose is located about 435 miles north-northeast of Grand Turk Island and it is moving toward the east at 6 mph. Over the coming days, Jose will do a big loop roughly between Bermuda and the Bahamas. Later this week and over the weekend, the hurricane is expected to move northwestward toward the East Coast of the United States. This is a storm we’ll have to watch closely since some of our trusted forecast models track Jose close to the Eastern Seaboard. Since the future track of Jose is highly uncertain, we encourage you to pay attention to our forecast updates throughout the week on-air, online, on our app, and through social media.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION IRMA…
Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression last night. Irma is centered over Western Georgia and is moving toward the north-northwest. Irma is a huge tropical depression with winds at 35 mph. Heavy rain and flash flooding continue to be a threat for our southern neighbors. Irma will continue to weaken.
Have a great week and enjoy the warm weather!
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney
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