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Increasing Humidity Means Chance of Passing Storms This Weekend

(Published Friday, July 17, 2015)

High pressure in command will make for an great finish to the work week Friday, but humidity will increase again this weekend and could bring a passing storm.

We're expecting plenty of sunshine Friday, though clouds will increase this afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the lower-80s.

Tim McGraw takes the stage at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford at 8 p.m. By then, temperatures will be falling quickly through the 70s and into the 60s, with a good amount of clouds in the sky.

Humidity ramps up Saturday after the passage of a warm front.

Saturday will start with low clouds, fog and perhaps a shower. We'll see some sunshine by afternoon. If enough sun sticks around, there can be a thunderstorm developing by late afternoon or evening.

The pick of the weekend is Sunday, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower-80s at the shore and near 90 degrees inland. It will be a great beach day, as Long Island Sound water temperatures are now in the lower-70s.

A disturbance in the upper-atmosphere comes through later Sunday, and with the humidity in place and the heating of the day, there may be enough lift to fire off some thunderstorms.

This situation needs to be monitored, as severe weather is a possibility, should the ingredients align. The setup also supports storms even after the sun sets, so there may be storms lingering into Sunday night and Monday morning.

A cold front comes through Monday, resulting in an abundance of clouds, showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the lower- and mid-80s.

High pressure returns in the middle part of next week, coinciding with low levels of humidity. As such, the weather will dry out Tuesday, with lots of sunshine.

Wednesday and Thursday look great, with a mix of clouds and sun as temperatures remain steady in the 80s.

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