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Downpours Could Cause Localized Flooding



    (Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015)

    Summertime downpours coupled with humidity continue Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Scattered bursts of torrential rain are expected through the rest of the day, with more clouds than sun. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees, with very humid conditions.

    A cold front comes through tomorrow as humidity levels surge to oppressive. A wave of low pressure will also form near Toms River, New Jersey. This combination will enhance the atmospheric lift and make for a localized flood threat tomorrow.

    Generally speaking, it would take 3 inches of rain in three hours to cause flash flooding in Connecticut. Southern New Haven and Fairfield counties are most at risk, where it would only take an inch of rain in one hour to trigger flash flooding.

    Temperatures will be in the 80s with oppressive levels of humidity.

    Much improved weather arrives Thursday behind the cold front. Not only will the humidity tick down a bit, but full sunshine is expected with temperatures within a few degrees of 80.

    Friday continues the late-week trend of nice weather. An abundance of sun will make for a great finish to the work week, with temperatures in the lower-80s.

    Tim McGraw takes the stage at the Xfinity Theatre at 8 p.m. Temperatures will be falling quickly through the 70s with mainly clear skies!

    True summer weather looks to arrive this weekend. Indications are that dew points surge into the mid-70s, which translates into an oppressive humidity reading.

    Each weekend day has the chance of a thunderstorm, with the soupy air in place. Temperatures will in the 80s for all, perhaps near 90 degrees for inland locations on Sunday.

    Stay with the NBC Connecticut First Alert weather team for the very latest forecast on-air, online and on the app.