Strong Storms Move Into State | NBC Connecticut

Strong Storms Move Into State

(Published Thursday, July 14, 2016)

Temperatures rose to near 90 degrees as a line of thunderstorms approached the state on Thursday afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed western Connecticut in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, while much of central Connecticut has been placed in a marginal risk for severe weather.

The time frame for these thunderstorms is between 4 and 8 p.m., with the main threats including wind damage and flash flooding.

Earlier on Thursday, there was a sever thunderstorm watch for Litchfield County.

Friday should turn out mainly dry, but there could still be an isolated storm with the cold front passing through the state. Highs will be in the lower 90s inland, but in the 80s at the shore.

It will be uncomfortable with oppressive levels of humidity on Thursday and Friday.

The weekend starts dry on Saturday, with sunshine and clouds. Highs will be in the 80s.

Sunday is questionable, as some models try to push some rain into the state. The reason for this is because the front will stall offshore very close to Connecticut. For now, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy and dry conditions.

An upper-level dip in the flow will likely sponsor showers early next week.

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