Last week I used the F word (fall) and saw a rebellion. Last time I said a week ahead was boring, we saw widespread severe. Learning my lesson, I’m saying neither this week.
The week ahead does look mostly nice though, with a return to warmer and humid conditions and chances for unsettled conditions by the end of the week.
Today is off to a beautiful start, and will be a beautiful day. The sun is out and dew points are in the low 50s as an area of high pressure noses in. Highs should be in the low to mid 80s statewide today. If you are heading to the beach, especially in Long Island, watch for rip currents.
The first half of the week is dominated by high pressure over the region. That should give us sunny and warm conditions. Each day gets warmer and more humid, and inland areas could even be flirting with 90 by Tuesday and Wednesday as we start to see more southwest flow bringing more warmth and moisture into the region. Overall though, no complaints. There may be a few isolated showers, but nothing significant.
Things start to turn more unsettled during the latter half of the week, as the high pressure shifts and we see increased chances for showers and thunderstorms. Timing is unclear at this time, but I think much of the focus will be on Friday as a cold front begins to press into the region. Overall, a decent week.
News and Notes
I should have done this earlier, but as we press on through the doldrums of summer, I’ll be doing a new section in my discussions. Things of interest that may or may not be related to Connecticut weather.
-The first day of August is on Tuesday. We are slowly coming down our peak temperatures for the year, and that begins to accelerate during the month of August. Nothing like September.
As we head into August, we begin approaching the peak of the hurricane season.
Sunday: Beautiful. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Chance of showers 10%.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and more humid. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Chance of showers 10%.
Thursday: Increasing clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Chance of rain 30%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the low 80s. Chance of rain 30%.
As always, please like, share, and interact with us on our social media--on Facebook to share our discussions, and follow us on Twitter @southernctwx to retweet our posts! Hit the buttons below to join!
Have a great week!