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The heat is on … and it’s going stay that way

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We’ve got another two days of sultry weather.

We’re talking a rerun of Monday’s weather with high humidity, temperatures in the 90s. plenty of sunshine and a good chance of afternoon T-storms.

There is also an air quality alert today, meaning the people with respiratory issues should take it easy. High levels of ozone are also expected today.Heat

Early Tuesday afternoon, temperatures were already in the mid-80s. Hartford hit 87, Danbury 86 and Oxford and Bridgeport at 84 degrees.

Humidity levels are much lower than yesterday at this time; in the low 60 percent, instead of 90.

Here’s the forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Light south wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Hazardous weather outlook:

PERIODIC SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND COULD RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING … ESPECIALLY THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY … THIS WILL INCLUDE POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING … AS SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE SLOW MOVING AND MULTIPLE THUNDERSTORMS COULD MOVE ACROSS THE SAME AREA.

Pollen count: 4.6 medium.

On Long Island Sound

Lucky you if you can make it to the beach today. Classic summer weather.

High tide is around 1:30 p.m. Low tide is after 7:30 p.m.

Winds will be southwest from 10 to 15 knots. Seas are 1 foot or less.

Water temperature in LI Sound: 73 degrees.

UV Index: 8, very high.

If you’re heading to Rhode Island or the Cape in next couple of days, there’s a slight chance of rip currents.

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So how hot did it get on Monday? Here are some readings from the NWS:

94 Bradley International at Windsor Locks

93 in Hartford

90 in Danbury

88 in Oxford

86 in Bridgeport

About what time of day were these peak temperatures reached?

Between 2 and 4 p.m.

When are the coolest temperatures of the day?

About 5 a.m.

 

 

 

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Jim Shay

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