Good Tuesday All!
Wow! It was downright chilly this morning! The temp dropped to 44 degrees in parts of NW CT and 47 degrees in parts of NE CT. That's sweater weather on this 19th day of August!
The autumn season begins in 5 exactly weeks! The autumnal equinox will occur on Monday, September 22nd at 10:29 in the evening. However, with all of this cool weather lately it feels like autumn is already here! This August has been averaging 2.7 degrees cooler than normal and we haven't had a day with above normal temperatures since August 5th when the high temperature was 89 degrees! We have now gone 26 consecutive days without reaching 90 degrees. The last time we had a truly hot day was on July 23rd when the high temperature was 93 degrees at Bradley International.
Looking forward, temperatures will likely remain near or below normal for the next 7 days. That means we will go a full month without reaching 90 degrees! That is truly amazing for late July and August! The rest of the workweek will bring cool nights and comfortably warm days. The highest temperature in our 7 day forecast is 83 degrees tomorrow.
Thanks to a large blocking pattern, unsettled weather appears unlikely through Friday. The storm track will remain to the south of New England. The first low pressure system will move off the Mid-Atlantic Coast today and tomorrow, but rain won't come even close to Southern New England. The next disturbance in line could clip Connecticut with a few showers either Thursday or Friday, but there is also a good chance the wet weather will remain just to our south and west.
Over the weekend, cool high pressure will build southward from Eastern Canada. High temperatures will drop back into the 70s and our weather will remain dry. Early next week a low pressure system will develop in the offshore waters of New England and that may be our best chance for showers over the next 7 days.
Have a great day!
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest with Scot Haney
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