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The warm weather continues with a chance for showers/t'storms

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1:45 PM UPDATE…

It is a warm humid afternoon across Connecticut.  Temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s and dew point temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s.  The sky is mostly cloudy and there are some showers in the state, from the I-95 corridor (including Hartford) through portions of Western Connecticut.  The showers are producing light to moderate rain, although there is a heavier shower moving into Woodbury and Southbury.

Jose has weakened to tropical storm strength with winds of 70 mph, but is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane again over the next few days.  Some of our longer range guidance models track Jose close to the coast of New England next Tuesday/Wednesday, so we will continue to monitor this storm very closely!

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TODAY…

The remnants of Irma will move into the Northeast today and tonight.  That means there will be a greater risk for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.  Some storms will be capable of producing heavy downpours.  Meanwhile, other towns will receive little or no rainfall.  Sky conditions today will vary from partly to mostly cloudy.  Temperatures should reach 80 degrees or higher for the 3rd consecutive day, but that's all dependent on cloud cover.  The humidity will be moderate with dew points likely reaching the low and middle 60s.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will linger into tonight, but the activity will diminish as the night wears on.  It’ll be another mild and muggy night with lows in the 60s.

FRIDAY…

Remnant moisture from Irma will begin to move away from New England on Friday, but there will still be a risk for a few showers and thunderstorms.  Otherwise, we can expect a partly to mostly cloudy day with temperatures topping 80 degrees away from the coast once again!  The humidity will remain moderate with dew points in the 60s.

THE LAST WEEKEND OF SUMMER…

It will certainly feel like summer over the last weekend of the season!  Temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees or higher both Saturday and Sunday.  Both days will feature partly sunny skies and the weather will be great for outdoor activities.  A few isolated showers and thunderstorms could pop up during the afternoon hours, but they will be hit or miss and many towns will remain dry.

EARLY NEXT WEEK…

Our weather Monday through Wednesday will greatly depend on the track of Hurricane Jose, which is centered roughly midway between Bermuda and the Southeastern Bahamas this morning.  Jose is a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to weaken as it moves to the west then northwest over the next few days.  Jose will then turn to the north-northeast over the weekend and should be a tropical storm by then.  One forecast guidance model, The GFS, has Jose tracking safely out to sea to the east of New England next week.  However, the European Model, brings Jose close to the coast of Southern New England Tuesday and Wednesday.

With all of the model variability, we are not really sure where Jose will eventually go.  Therefore, this storm will need to be closely monitored over the coming days.  One thing we can safely say is the warmer than normal weather that we’re enjoying will extend though most of next week.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

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