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It’s going to be a steambath out there

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By the end of the day, if you spend a lot of time outside, you may feel like you are drowning in your clothes.

It will be one of those infamous “Triple H” summer days– let’s say it all together– hazy, hot and humid. You know how your mom used to say “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”? She was right.

Humidity is summer’s answer to the wind chill factor ; that last little statistic that makes a tolerable weather-day brutal. If you’re into stats, by the way, you should already be counting your air conditioner’s BTUs (British Thermal Units) instead of degree days.

So, how hot is it going to be? Mid-80s in the Bridgeport-Stamford area and close to 90 in Danbury. It is already 72 degrees in Bridgeport, at 6:30 a.m.

Whenever you get high heat and humidity, there is a chance of thunderstorms, and thunderstorms can bring lightning . This happens to be Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and if you are hoping to celebrate it, here are some tips:

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Here is your forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Today: Isolated thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Tuesday: Isolated thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Tuesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
  • Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
  • Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
  • Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
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Frank Juliano

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