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Storm Likely to Miss Connecticut This Weekend

NBC Connecticut meteorologist Tyler Jankoski says the weekend storm will miss Connecticut. (Published Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015)

Sun will mix with high clouds today as temperatures only peak in the lower-80s.

High pressure over the northern Great Lakes region has enough influence on New England to keep the weather dry both today and tomorrow.

Temperatures will remain below average tomorrow with highs reaching near 80 degrees.

A storm will pick up steam off the Carolina coast and head north and east this weekend. The consensus is that the track will be hundreds of miles off the southern New England coast and therefore miss in terms of rain.

Saturday looks dry with partly cloudy skies as the storm remains well out over the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

Even brighter skies are likely on Sunday as the storm pulls away, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions anticipated. The humidity remains low with high temperatures in the lower-80s.

Coastal storms aren’t typical in the summer months but they happen occasionally. The jet stream currently has plenty of kinks in it; therefore, the pattern is favorable for a storm such as the one that will pass by well south and east of the region this weekend.

Beyond this weekend, the weather pattern remains unsettled.

A lull between storms likely arrives on Monday, meaning lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. However, given the jet stream continues to have plenty of troughs and ridges, another storm is possible on Tuesday into Wednesday.

Some indications are the storm in the middle part of next week tracks to the west of Connecticut, which would mean very moist air flows into Connecticut. Storms would be possible in that scenario.

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