First, happy last day of July! After a mostly ho-hum summer, July turned into a very interesting month, with a transition from cooler than normal conditions to one of the warmest in our history—at least in the Hartford area.
The City of Hartford reached 100 degrees. The City also had 9 straight days of 90+ temperatures. Bradley Airport reached 90+ for ten straight days—the longest heat wave in 21 years. This was truly a hot month, and although July didn’t quite crack the top 5 hottest months in terms of average temperature, the Hartford area did finish the month with the most 90 degree July days with 17.
Now, we have been granted a reprieve. Rain! Much of the state has received much needed precipitation. That will continue tomorrow with more rain chances.
Tomorrow brings the best chance of rain for the week as low pressure transverses the region. I don’t quite expect an all day heavy rain, but it is certainly an umbrella day. This unsettled period will last into early Tuesday, but things will clear out and we’ll break into nice weather!
This part of the week looks sunny and nice, as high pressure dominates the region. I expect temperatures to slowly warm up again, but remain near normal. Unfortunately, with southwest flow, the humidity will remain.
Currently, the weekend ahead looks a touch better than this one. We’ll have a chance of showers Friday night/Saturday as a cold front passes through, but Sunday looks nice right now.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with chances of rain and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with chances of rain early. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a chance of showers late. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Chance of rain 20%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy early with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Chance of rain 30%
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Thanks for reading!