Temperatures will soar to summer-like levels early this week.
A highly anomalous upper-level ridge of high pressure over the southeastern United States will result in a southwest flow over Connecticut.
Lower 80s are expected Tuesday. The record high on Tuesday is 80 in the Hartford area.
For the shoreline, the Bridgeport area's Tuesday record of 75 may be toppled as well.
Wednesday will be slightly cooler, near 80 degrees. Still, the record of 82 will again be in jeopardy.
Tuesday will be sunny while Wednesday will feature a blend of clouds and sunshine.
Clouds increase Thursday ahead of a major disturbance late in the week. A shower is possible late in the day.
A big dip in the jet stream will put Connecticut in a favorable position for rising air, and thus rain. Right now, showers are possible on both Friday and Saturday.
Details on the timing and amounts are still scarce, and it's possible that the bulk of the rain just misses to the west.
Given the drought situation, stay tuned to future forecasts.