The second heat wave of the summer continues and there is a chance of storms this afternoon.
The summertime heat could be enough to bubble up some scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 and 4 p.m. and some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
Otherwise, today will be partly to mostly sunny with highs warming into the mid-80s to low-90s.
The Environmental Protection Agency is also warning of poor air quality in Connecticut and New England and says high levels of ground-level ozone could mean poor air quality in western Connecticut, including the Connecticut River Valley.
The unhealthy air quality could "cause breathing problems, aggravate asthma and other pre-existing lung diseases, and make people more susceptible to respiratory infection," EPA officials said.
Children and adults with breathing problems are the most at risk. The EPA advises cutting down on any "strenuous outdoor activity," taking public transportation or carpooling to cut down on carbon emissions and "avoiding the use of small gasoline powered engines, such as lawn mowers and tractors, chain saws, power washers, string trimmers and leaf blowers."
There could be areas of fog after 2 a.m. overnight and then before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Otherwise, tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Come Wednesday night into Thursday, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. and overnight between midnight and 1 a.m. There is a slight chance of showers after 1 a.m.
Otherwise Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high near 87.
There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms again on Thursday, with patchy fog before 10 a.m.. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. By evening, there is a chance of showers after 9 p.m. and possible patchy fog after 11 p.m.
Friday may also see showers and possibly a thunderstorm, as well as patchy fog before 10 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 80.
Saturday also brings a chance of showers before 5 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 83.