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Long Stretch of Dry Weather, Heat Builds Next Week

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    The humidity is gone and that’s how it will be for days to come.

    High pressure is slowing moving in from the west and that means sinking, dry air.

    Puffy clouds will mix with sunshine for the remainder of today as temperatures peak in the mid-80s.

    The average high temperature for today in the Hartford area is 81 degrees, while the average low is 60 degrees.

    Thursday and Friday are likely the only two days with temperatures near or below average in the extended forecast.

    Both days will feature plenty of sunshine with high temperatures in the upper-70s to near 80 degrees.

    Morning low temperatures Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings will be crisp and cool, in the mid- and upper-50s.

    This weekend should be a fabulous close to August. A weak disturbance has the potential to slide through the region on Sunday, but at this point a mix of clouds and sun is expected, as opposed to mostly sunny skies.

    Temperatures will be in the mid-80s this weekend with comfortable levels of humidity.

    Early next week remains dry with a return to mostly sunny skies, though the heat really starts to build in. A ridge of high pressure over the eastern United States means a surge of late-summer heat for many in the region.

    High temperatures will push 90 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.

    The tropical focus is currently on Tropical Storm Erika, the lone storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

    National Hurricane Center projections bring beneficial rain to Puerto Rico before strengthening the storm into a category one hurricane Monday morning as it moves over Miami, Florida.

    The difference between Danny, which died, and Erika, is that the atmospheric conditions ahead of Erika are much more favorable for development. There is less wind shear, which means the storm won’t be torn apart.

    It’s certainly not a lock that the storm hits Florida early next week, but the potential should be noted. If you have any friends or family in Florida it wouldn’t hurt to make sure they have an eye on the storm to keep abreast of the latest information.

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