HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Humidity, along with the potential for heavy downpours, is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Meteorologist Mark Dixon said some of the showers could include thunderstorms.
“A little rain is moving across the state [Thursday morning], then there will be a lull, “Dixon said.” Given the latest trends, we could be in between rounds later on. [Thursday]. “
A few of the storms could be strong with gusty winds, particularly in western Connecticut.
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The lull may be during the evening commute.
The Storm Prediction Center placed western Connecticut in an area at “marginal risk” from destructive winds on Thursday.
Cloud cover is expected to limit high temperatures to the 1970s.
Dew points can creep into the 60s.
The showers could linger into the evening hours.
“[Friday] we will see mostly cloudy skies with maybe a better chance of rain / thunderstorms, especially in the middle of the afternoon, ”Dixon said.
Temperatures can reach 80 degrees from the coast. The humidity will make it even hotter.
The heat rises for the weekend.
“Our model will be dry, with temperatures getting progressively warmer, leading to our first heat wave of the year,” Dixon said. “Saturday we are in the mid 80s, then from Sunday to next Wednesday the temperatures will be in the 90s. On the beaches of the region, the temperatures will peak in the 80s.”
The air will remain humid.
A heat wave consists of three consecutive days of temperatures of 90 degrees or higher.
After Friday, Dixon said the next chance for a rain or thunderstorm would not occur until next Wednesday or Thursday.
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