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August 6 – Scattered midweek storms; Great weekend ahead

Muggy weather returned under the cover of darkness Monday night, and the humidity will stay high through the midweek. Look for dew points in the 60s to low 70s from Tuesday through Thursday. A storm moving off the Mid-Atlantic coast is throwing clouds at Southern New England on Tuesday, but showers are staying mainly offshore.

A cold front approaching from the west will likely trigger scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon in western Connecticut. There is a good chance that it stays dry in eastern CT, RI and SE MA through sunset on Wednesday. The disturbance may bring thunderstorms across all of Southern New England Wednesday night. Some of the storms Wednesday afternoon and night could be severe with gusty winds, lots of lightning, and torrential downpours. It will be rather warm on Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s inland and low-mid 80s coast.

T-storms are possible Wednesday night

A scattered shower/storm threat continues on Thursday, but it does not look like a washout. If the front gets offshore early enough, it may turn out to be a decent day with mainly dry conditions. If the front moves a bit slower, we could be dodging showers into the afternoon. The best bet for rain on Thursday is in eastern New England. Highs will be in the 80s again.

Lowering humidity into the weekend

The second weekend of August will have a late-summer feel as dry air moves in out of Canada. Expect some sun and highs in the 80s on Friday. It may start out muggy, but should turn drier as the day goes on. A northwest wind ushers in dry and pleasant air, with the temperature dipping into the low 60s to start the day on Saturday. Both weekend days should feature a decent dose of sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. The temperature will dip into the 50s Saturday night, with some 40s possible in NW and NE CT by dawn on Sunday! Expect more of the same Sunday night.

It will be relatively cool and comfy Saturday and Sunday night

Fine weather continues into early next week with a gradual warm-up likely as the wind shifts to the southwest. We have not had a 90 degree day yet this month, and it’s possible that inland locations could reach it on Wednesday. If not, we should make it to at least the middle of next week before anything close to 90 returns.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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