11:30 UPDATE: 

Well it certainly isn't as bright as it was yesterday, but overall it's an okay day of weather.  We've got mostly cloudy skies at this hour with temperatures trending cooler than normal.  Despite the cloud coverage, temps are expected to continue to climb today.  The numbers should top out between 75-80 degrees, which is shy of the normal for this time of year.  The normal high for the 3rd day of August is 85 degrees.  We'll get closer to that number on Friday and over the weekend.  Speaking of the extended forecast, read on for more details! 

THE REST OF THE WEEK...

Today will feature similar temperatures to yesterday, but our sky isn't as bright.  A frontal system that moved through late in the weekend has stalled offshore, and as a result we're dealing with scattered mid and high-level cloudiness today.  We're not expecting any rain, it's just going to be kind of cloudy.  By later this afternoon, temperatures should peak between 75 and 80. 

The position of the stalled frontal boundary, with waves of low pressure riding along it, will dictate if the coming days will be dry or perhaps wet.  Right now, tomorrow should be dry with more clouds than sun.  However, chances for rain may increase at night and into Thursday as the front wavers closer to Connecticut.  This is especially true for SE and NE portions of the state.  Temperatures remain below average, with highs 75-80 through Thursday.  It appears that we’ll end the week Friday dry, but trending warmer.

THE WEEKEND…

While the humidity remains at a comfortable level through the end of the week, it creeps up over the weekend.  The 2-day period will be seasonably warm… Saturday is mostly sunny; then, a shower can’t be ruled out Sunday. 

NEXT WEEK…

By next Monday, we could see the return of 90-degree heat!

Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney

 

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JULY RAIN…

At Bradley Airport (where the official records are maintained for the Hartford Area), there was measurable rainfall on 19 of the 31 days --- a record for the month.  The total of 10.15” makes July of 2021 the 3rd wettest July on record (and records date back to 1905).  July 1938 was the wettest July on record with 11.24” of rain.  July 2009 is in second place with 11.17” of rain. 

90-DEGREE TALLY…

Through today, August 1st, there have been 16 days this year with a high of at least 90 degrees.  There were 2 days in May, 9 days in June, and 5 days this July.  Through the 1st of August last year, there were 27 days with a high of at least 90 degrees.  That total increased to a record 39 days before the summer came to an end!

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thayes

It looks like two trees fell on Rainbow Road in Windsor, one of them on a car. I haven’t heard of any injuries. The car looks to be totaled.

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