Heat Wave Continues, Pop-Up Storm Possible

The year’s second heat wave is underway and today could very well be day four with temperatures expected to soar into the lower-90s.

Hazy sunshine is starting to mix with puffy cumulus clouds. While there isn’t a major source of lift or even strong winds in the atmosphere, pop-up storms will form in northern Connecticut as a sea breeze front lifts north.

As of 1 p.m., a few downpours had already flared up in the northern half of the state.

Any storms that form will be slow-moving but the severe threat is very low.

Tomorrow starts with low clouds, patchy fog and areas of drizzle. Once the sun goes to work, however, the day will turn out dry with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the upper-80s.

More numerous showers are expected on Thursday as a cold front approaches. There will be more clouds than sun with temperatures in the lower- to middle-80s.

The cold front finally pushes through the state on Friday, bringing a line of showers and thunderstorms, especially earlier in the day. High temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

This weekend looks mainly dry through there will be an abundance of clouds as the front gets hung up just south and east of Connecticut. Each day there can be an isolated shower with temperatures in the lower-80s.

Early next week, the stalled front finally washes out and yields drier weather with much more sunshine.

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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