Yesterday was the hottest day in four years at BDL and in our capital city. Hartford hit 100 while BDL hit 99! Even our normally cool spots—Salisbury, Torrington, Putnam—got in on the action and reached the 90s!
In Hartford and at BDL, 7 of the last 10 days have reached the 90s.
In Bridgeport, 4 of the last 10 days have reached the 90s.
The night was culminated with severe storms in parts of the state. Northern Connecticut in particular received storms that dropped torrential rain, small hail, strong winds, and quite a light show.
Today we will see a day very similar to yesterday. Although Heat Advisories have not been issued, today’s heat will likely rival yesterday’s. Temperatures are already in the mid to upper 80s in the state.
In addition, we have to watch for a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon.
This is just the start. High temperatures are likely to reach the 90s each day, especially inland, through at least the middle of the week.
Hazy, Hot, and Humid, though not has humid as yesterday. Highs in the mid to upper 90s statewide with a spot or two possibly touching 100. Chance of thunderstorms late, some of which could be strong to severe. Chance of rain 30%.
The longer these type of heat waves last, the more dangerous they become. Heat is an underrated cause of weather related illnesses, and can come on quickly for anyone.
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