Chances for meaningful rain are low through the end of the week (although tomorrow we could see some showers in NE/SE CT. Then, temperatures trend warmer!

THE REST OF THE WEEK…

After a comfortably warm and dry start to the week, today will again be dry. With increasing cloudiness and a northeasterly breeze as an area of low pressure passes offshore, temperatures during the afternoon should be a few degrees cooler than yesterday --- reaching the lower 80s. Midweek rain chances are centered around the track another area of low pressure takes relative to Connecticut. Latest indications are that we might get some showers in parts of NE/SE CT during the day tomorrow. Any rain we get would be beneficial, so keep your fingers crossed! The further that low shifts to the west, the better our chances for showers are tomorrow. Temperatures will likely only peak near 80 and it will be breezy with a northeasterly wind. Beyond tomorrow, the rest of the week features increasing sunshine and warmth. By Friday, temperatures peak in the mid to upper 80s.

Unfortunately, given this primarily dry forecast with only that chance for showers tomorrow in NE/SE CT, drought conditions will likely worsen as the week progresses.

THE WEEKEND…

The upcoming 3rd weekend of August now appears dry, bright, and warm/hot. As we see it now, overnight lows will be in the 60s with temperatures inland both days topping out near 90. At area beaches, the mercury should hit the mid-80s.

NEXT WEEK…

Monday of next week looks to feature increasing cloudiness, with perhaps a chance for rain. Chances could go up Tuesday into Wednesday.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney

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2022 HEAT WAVES, RECORDS…

So far this year, we’ve experienced 2 heat waves. The 1st lasted 6 days, from July 19th to the 24th. The peak temp was 97 on the 20th. Our 2nd heat wave lasted 8 days, from August 2nd to the 9th with a peak temp of 96 on August 4th and 7th.

From June 28th through August 12th, every day featured a high temperature at or above 80 in the Hartford Area. This year’s stretch of 46 days in a row broke the prior record of 44 days from 2018.