We've had another nice Saturday to log in the books. Warm and fairly dry, sunshine has been playing the lead while fair-weather clouds and a sea breeze have played the secondary parts of this play. The air was ever so slightly muggy than forecast, due to the strength of win doff the water, which added a smidgeon of moisture to the air; however, overall the day has been a banner day. This evening will stay just as nice with readings in the 70s. A slight dry-down tonight will lead to lows in the 50s!
Thanks to high pressure, we will enjoy clear, cool nights and dry, seasonably warm days. Nighttime lows will be in the 50s to near 60 degrees and daytime highs will be in the 80s. Humidity levels will remain fairly low, although they will start inch a little higher on Sunday. Both weekend days will feature a blend of sunshine and some fair weather clouds. Weather conditions will be ideal for all outdoor activities including a trip to the beach where a light sea breeze will develop both days!
The transition from June to July will go smoothly, although we'll be feeling the heat and humidity of summer by then. Temperatures should rise close to 90 degrees on Monday and the mercury will hover around 90 degrees both Tuesday and Wednesday, the first 2 days of July. Dew point readings will likely reach 70 degrees, if not higher. The risk of showers and thunderstorms will be on the rise by Wednesday as a cold front approaches New England from the west. The cold front will slowly pass through Connecticut on Thursday. That means more showers and thunderstorms can be expected. Actually, we really do need the rain. Many lawns in the state have already turned brown due to the lack of rainfall. At Bradley International, there has only been 1.71" of rain this month. The deficit is now approaching 2.30". Meanwhile, southern portions of the state are doing much better. Bridgeport has received 4.01" of rain this month and Connecticut's largest city has a surplus of 0.68".
One week from today is the 4th of July and weather conditions should improve nicely by then! The cold front is expected to move off to the east of New England allowing drier, slightly cooler air to settle in. My initial forecast for Friday, the 4th, is calling for mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid-80s, and comfortable levels of humidity!
Enjoy the last weekend of June!
Meteorologist Mike Cameron and Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest
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