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July 23 – Very hot weather returns this weekend

It will not be quite as hot in the mid to late workweek in Southern New England before 90+ heat returns by the end of this weekend. The high will be near 90 with high humidity and scattered storms possible on Thursday. Look for a scattered storm threat on Friday, too.

Saturday looks like a dry and seasonably warm day with highs in the 80s. The 90s are back in the mix on Sunday, and will stick around into early next week. If there’s enough sunshine, Sunday could be in the mid to upper 90s away from the coast. Scattered storms are possible Monday afternoon, and storms are more likely on Tuesday as a front approaches from the west.

Hot weather returns Sunday

Looking down the road, the weather does not look extremely hot for the end of July and early August. It may be slightly unsettled, too, with long-range models predicting near-normal rainfall next week.

The tropics are heating up with Gonzalo in the Atlantic Ocean. It may become a hurricane as it moves into the southern Caribbean later this week, but then it is likely to weaken. The National Hurricane Center is also watching TD 8 in the Gulf of Mexico, and that may become a Tropical Storm Hanna as it gets closer to the Texas early in the weekend.

It’s the storm that comes after Hanna that may be the one to watch for the Eastern United States. A tropical wave moving through the Atlantic Ocean could become a long-track hurricane by the end of next week. It’s very early, but something to keep an eye on.

Fred Campagna

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

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