AFTERNOON UPDATE...

The rest of today will be breezy and warm, with lower humidity. Temps top out near or just above 80 across the state. Scattered clouds bubble up this afternoon, but otherwise it will be bright!

Tomorrow morning there could be a couple of sprinkles or showers as a cold front drops southward… otherwise, we’ll end the week with sun and clouds, also cooler with highs in the 70s.

The Father’s Day weekend continues to look stellar. Temperatures will get progressively warmer, Saturday to Sunday. Both days also appear to be dry (perhaps a shower Sunday night).

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Early next week, Monday will be hot and humid – potentially reaching record levels (95 and 91 are the magic numbers, for Hartford and Bridgeport). There will also be a chance for rain/storms Monday -> Tuesday with a cold front.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon

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TODAY…

On the heels of a cold front that moved through overnight, we can expect a partly to mostly sunny day with a strong northwesterly breeze. Gusts to over 30 mph are likely. It’ll be a comfortable day with lower humidity. Dew points will drop through the 50s, perhaps into the upper 40s. Highs will range from the middle 70s in the Litchfield Hills to the lower 80s near the I-95 corridor. The normal, or average, high for June 14th is 79 degrees.

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The mercury will dip into the 50s tonight under a partly cloudy to clear sky.

FRIDAY…

High pressure will be in control of our weather for the end of the week. Sunshine will mix with some partial cloudiness tomorrow and it’ll be quite pleasant outdoors with highs in the 70s to near 80 degrees. The humidity will remain low and there will be a gentle northwesterly breeze that will go locally onshore during the afternoon.

THE FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND…

It's shaping up to be a great weekend that will include a big warm-up! High pressure will settle to the south of New England and a southwesterly flow will allow warmer air to move into our region. Saturday will be mostly sunny and winds will be light. The early morning hours will be cool with temperatures in the 50s, but the afternoon will be warm with highs in the middle 80s.

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Sunday, Father’s Day, will be even warmer with highs 85-90. The humidity will be higher as well. It’ll be a great day for the beach since an onshore breeze will keep highs closer to 80 degrees, perhaps even the 70s in Coastal New London County. We are forecasting partly sunny skies, and while a late day shower can’t be ruled out, most of the day will be dry.

EARLY NEXT WEEK…

There is the potential for some very hot weather on Monday. If a cold front doesn’t arrive until later in the day, temperatures could reach the middle 90s over interior portions of the state! A thunderstorm is possible, but that will depend on the timing of the front.

Temperatures will trend downward Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will be in the 80s at best. Low pressure may develop to the south of New England and it could brush Connecticut with some rain or showers Tuesday, Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning.

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Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney

JUNE MILESTONES

June 1st, marks the beginning of the meteorological summer. For record keeping purposes, the meteorological summer includes all of June, July, and August.

Astronomical summer occurs at the summer solstice which is Thursday, June 21st, at 6:07 am this year.

June 1 also marks the beginning of the hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) already released their initial forecast for the 2018 Tropical Season for the Atlantic Basin. They are predicting a near normal or slightly more active than normal season with 10-16 named storms (average is 12) of which 5-9 are expected to become hurricanes (average is 6). Of those hurricanes, 1-4 are expected to become major hurricanes (average is 3). A major hurricane is a Category 3 or higher. The hurricane season is long; it officially lasts through November 30th. This season got off to an early start when Subtropical Storm Alberto moved northward through the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall on the Florida Panhandle earlier this week, before the official tropical storm season began.

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