Downpours, Storms Move Through Parts of State

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Kayla Frates

Downpours and scattered thunderstorms are moving through parts of the state.

A storm cell affecting the area of Windham and Mansfield could bring heavy rain, thunder and lightning as it moves southeast across Connecticut.

More intense storms over the Rhode Island border grazed part of Putnam earlier, and another batch of rain and lightning is expected to move into Litchfield County from eastern New York.

Scattered showers and storms continue through about 8 p.m. but will wind down after sunset, according to First Alert Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

The severe threat is low, but some storms could get feisty with small hail and gusty winds, especially in eastern Connecticut.

An upper-level low continues to spin over eastern Canada and that means there is a cold pool of air aloft. With the heating of the day, instability grows in the atmosphere and thus pop-up showers and storms are the result.

Tomorrow is the pick of the weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds, and temperatures will be in the lower- and middle-80s.

There will be a few light showers in eastern New England and one could reach the Connecticut/Rhode Island border. That would be the exception and not the rule.

It will be a decent beach day tomorrow with high tide occurring between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the evening. Water temperatures in Long Island Sound are now in the middle-70s!

Sunday is a different story.

A warm front will lift through the region in the early morning hours. These setups this time of year always need close monitoring because severe weather can happen even with the limited sunshine.

At the very least, showers and storms are expected on Sunday morning. It will be humid and breaks of sunshine will gradually develop as the warm front moves to the north.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms continues on Sunday afternoon as the cold front component of the system approaches from New York. Again, the storms could be strong.

Temperatures will be in the lower-80s.

Mixed signals exist for Monday. Right now, it doesn’t appear to be a great day. The cold front will get hung up somewhere close to Connecticut and produce more showers and storms. As a result, the humidity sticks around with temperatures in the middle-80s.

By Tuesday, the weather finally clears out and a surge of heat arrives.

Temperatures on Tuesday will surge to near 90 degrees. Even coastal areas will bask in the warmth with high temperature readings in the upper-80s.

Wednesday and Thursday both feature an abundance of sunshine and it will be hot. The hottest weather so far this year! High temperatures will be in the lower- and middle-90s in inland areas.

It looks probable that the year’s first heat wave will occur next week.

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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