Heat and Humidity on the Rise

Noticeably warmer and more humid air has moved into southern New England, and that will set the stage for some thunderstorms on Wednesday.

The most widespread showers and thunderstorms this week will occur on Wednesday. The potential for severe weather is low, though the atmosphere will be primed with moisture. Any storm will produce torrential rain. Most of the shower and thunderstorm activity will be confined to the western half of the state, between noon and 8 p.m.

A cold front comes through on Thursday, likely early enough to preclude any significant weather. A spot shower is possible midday; otherwise a mix of sun and clouds is anticipated.

Friday looks splendid, with mostly sunny skies! Not only will there be a break from the shower and thunderstorm threat, but the humidity will be gone for the day. Temperatures will be in the low 80s inland, upper 70s at the water.

At this point, the weekend looks split. A strong cold front will come through Sunday. That means increasing clouds, breezy and warm conditions on Saturday with temperatures in the middle 80s. A pop up shower can’t be ruled out, but the vast majority of the rain and possibly thunder will occur Sunday.

Early indications for the start of next week show high pressure building down from Canada, meaning much cooler conditions.

Stay with the NBC Connecticut First Alert weather team for the very latest forecast on air, online and on the app.

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