Sunny, Comfortable Weather Ahead

Comfortable weather has arrived and it will stick around for a good while.

High pressure overhead means sinking air and light winds. A few puffy cumulus clouds over the higher terrain will add some variety to the otherwise blue sky.

Temperatures will peak in the lower- to middle-80s around dinnertime today.

Good radiational cooling tonight means temperatures will tumble back into the 50s and lower-60s and make for perfect sleeping weather.

Tomorrow is basically a copy of today, with mostly sunny skies and no humidity whatsoever. High temperatures are expected to be in the lower-80s.

If there is a bump in the road before this week is out, it would be Friday, when an upper-level low-pressure system over eastern Canada will send a spoke of energy through New England. That means a mix of sun and clouds and the chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Saturday looks nice with partly cloudy skies, and it will likely be the pick of the weekend. A shower is possible later on Sunday as a cold front approaches.

Temperatures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be within a few degrees of 80. Meanwhile, dew points will remain in the 50s through Saturday, resulting in comfortable conditions. Sunday will be humid.

Long-range projections have a good signal for sustained heat and humidity arriving in the eastern United States next week. As of July 22, both Connecticut climate sites have yet to experience a heat wave this year.

At this point, Tuesday appears to be the start of the surge of heat, with temperatures potentially topping 90 degrees.

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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