Thankfully for those of you who plan to watch the solar eclipse tomorrow, we are looking at a beautiful summer day to start off your workweek. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s will make for great viewing conditions across the state. Please remember that it is extrememly dangerous to look at the eclipsed sun without ISO approved eclipse glasses; sunglasses do not count! Also, do not use unfiltered binoculars, telescopes, cameras, or any other optical device. More information can be found here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. If you don’t have eclipse glasses, there are many events and viewing parties throughout the state that are providing them; your local library is a great resource to check, or you can find some other events here: http://www.ctvisit.com/articles/where-see-great-american-eclipse-connecticut. Be safe tomorrow and enjoy this incredible phenomenon!
Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week and also will be quite muggy ahead of a frontal passage late Tuesday evening. Highs should reach the upper 80s to lower 90s, and with the humidity in place, it will be a bit unpleasant to be out. Skies should be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and storms during the day giving way to a steadier line overnight and into Wednesday morning with the frontal passage. Could see a few storms reaching severe status, with strong winds being the primary hazard. For Wednesday, we should see any lingering rain from the frontal passage wrap up early in the morning, but a risk of some scattered storms lasts throughout most of the day. Otherwise, clearing skies are expected over the course of the day with highs in the mid 80s.
Here's a look at the line on Tuesday evening from the GFS.
High pressure over the Great Lakes will strengthen and spread eastward to close out the week into next weekend, resulting in a trough over our area. This means that we’ll see dry, sunny days and cool, crisp nights; with moderate temperatures and low humidity, it will feel like a first taste of fall. Expect highs in the mid to upper 70s with sunny skies throughout the period.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and thunderstorms likely overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, cloudy, then becoming partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: Sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Friday: Sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Saturday: Sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Sunday: Sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Have a great week and thank you for reading SCW!