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Thunderstorms roll through Connecticut on Saturday. Sunday and Monday will be phenomenal beach days, and the heat cranks up midweek!

THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND…

Storms rolled through the overnight hours. In a short span of time it was downright pouring, and some areas picked up .5 inches of rain! That has completely cleared out and this morning is somewhat mild with temps and dewpoints in the 60s. It’s slightly foggy along the shoreline and wind is breezy coming in from the south.

Today will start out partially sunny, but we are keeping a close eye on some storms expected to roll through this afternoon, with the potential for some to be strong to severe. That’s why if you’ve got afternoon plans it’s a good idea to have a back up plan! Storms and some showers look like they will develop anytime from 1-7 PM today ahead of a cold front. We could see some gusty, even damaging winds and hail is a possibility. Although the storms look strongest in the western portion of the state, specifically Litchfield county- anyone has the potential to hear some rumbles of thunder and see some lightning. The cool ocean waters may prevent thunderstorms in the New London area. Highs will top out today in the low-mid 70s and after those storms, drier and more comfortable air will settle in for tomorrow.

Tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day! Highs will be in the 80s inland and upper 70s along the shoreline. It will be perfect for bbq, any pool parties or just hanging out outside. On Monday, Memorial Day- it looks hot. Highs could reach 90s inland and mid 80s along the shoreline. If you’re heading to any of the parades, keep hydrated and in the shade when you can. The sun will be bright for the entire day.

Tuesday our dewpoints spike up and inland temperatures will remain in the 90s! Although we may see a couple more clouds it looks like a hot and humid beach day. It looks like a backdoor cold front pushes through sometime mid-week, either late Tuesday or Wednesday. With that, we will have cooler air push into place on Wednesday with highs in the 70s and 80s. There is a slight chance for showers Wednesday and a greater chance on Thursday with the chance of some storms in the afternoon and evening. Friday and Saturday look nice so far.

Lorin Richardson