The strong to severe thunderstorms held north of Connecticut today, as we continued our stretch of hot weather. In fact, Hartford (Bradley Airport) is poised to break the record for most 90 degree highs in a summer this week. A strong cold front will pass through on Tuesday, and give Connecticut a much needed preview of fall. By the end of the week however, things are unsettled again, with more rain showers possible and possible remnant rain from Marco and Laura. The week ahead is looking active.
Tomorrow and Tuesday are looking like the last two hot days of this warm period. Highs inland will be in the upper 80s to low 90s, with cooler temperatures at the shoreline. Each day, some showers and thunderstorms are possible, but Monday doesn't look to have too much activity.
Tuesday could be a severe weather day, as a strong cold front pushes through the region. Right now, the front looks to push through during the afternoon and early evening. Strong to severe storms are possible, but some of the guidance, as you will see below, keeps us mostly dry. Stay tuned.
Wednesday is looking like the pick of the week. It will legitimately feel like fall with sunny skies, low humidity and highs in the low to mid 70s. It'll feel amazing!
Thursday will still feel cool, but we will see increasing clouds and showers as a weak area of disturbed weather approaches the area. It doesn't look like a washout, and it is unrelated to the tropical systems in the Atlantic.
Friday is looking unsettled as well right now. The remnants from the tropical systems are likely to get caught up in the upper level flow, and that means increasing clouds late in the day and some possible showers. It will also be a warmer day with highs in the 80s again.
The remnants of the tropical systems may make it here as early as Saturday, but I caution that the track is still highly uncertain this far out. Right now, I am introducing chances of rain, which may be heavy. We are not expecting anything close to what we saw with Isaias, as this will be post-tropical by the time the moisture gets here. Worth keeping an eye on, but nothing to be particularly concerned about at the moment. Sunday should be beautiful as things clear out.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a slight chance of showers/storms. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland. Mid to upper 80s at the shoreline. Chance of rain 20%.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot early, with a chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland. Mid to upper 80s at the shoreline. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds and showers/storms late. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with seasonable temperatures. Highs upper 70s to low 80s.
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