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Heat returns for summer’s last stand

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Today’s forecast sounds like one for a mid-summe day: Temperatures near 90, high humidity and a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

There is even an Air Quality Alert for Fairfield and New Haven counties from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with high levels of ground ozone expected.

It sure sounds like summer, but the clock is winding down for the season. Summer’s got less than two weeks before it officially ends on Sunday, September 22, 4:43  p.m.

Here’s the summery forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm. Sunny, with a high near 89. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then scattered showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday: Scattered showers before 9am, then a slight chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

And the weekend?

Much cooler with temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. At night, it is expected to be chilly with lows in the 40s.

 

 

Categories: General
Jim Shay

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