Warm and Dry Weather Continues

A long stretch of dry weather has begun as high pressure is parked over the eastern United States.

Today features unlimited sunshine with high temperatures in the lower-80s.

Warmer air arrives tomorrow, with temperatures climbing into the lower- and middle-80s.

The jet stream is far to the north in Canada. Not only does the jet drive the weather, but it also corresponds with a big change in temperature at the surface.

Given that the jet stream is so far away from Connecticut through the end of the week, no large change in temperature is anticipated, nor is any rain going to come close to the state.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday all feature an abundance of sunshine, with inland high temperatures in the middle- and upper-80s and shoreline high temperatures in the lower- and middle-80s.

The 2015 rainfall deficit is 4 inches at Bradley International in Windsor Locks and 5.3 inches at Sikorsky Airport in Bridgeport, which is equivalent to a month's worth of rain.

Low temperatures through the end of the week will be in the upper-50s in the hill towns, but lower- and middle-60s as one gets closer to Long Island Sound.

A moisture-starved cold front approaches late in the weekend. An isolated shower is possible Sunday, but the front is not impressive at all and most of the state could get through Sunday without a drop of rain.

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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