The first weekend of autumn feels like the first weekend of summer! Yesterday, we reached the mid-80s; and if you think it was warm yesterday; you can expect record highs of 90° or above (the current record high is 89 set back in 1959)!  This summer weather pattern will continue through the most of this week before a cold front drops temperatures to where they should be for this time of year by Friday and next weekend.

After battering the Turks and Caicos, the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Maria still a major hurricane, however it is forecast to slowly weaken before just passing somewhere between off the east coast and Bermuda, then curving out to sea.  However, we must caution everyone to stay tuned for updates this later today and early this week.  Computer models have trended Maria closer to the North Carolina and Virginia Coasts before passing out to sea, thanks to a strong cold front.  While it still looks very unlikely that Connecticut would get any impacts from Maria, this storm could still come a bit closer to Connecticut before the aforementioned strong cold front kicks it out to sea. Let’s hope the current track holds up! We’re watching.

Forecast Details:

Today: Sunny, hot record highs probable. High: 87-92.

Tonight: Clear, patchy fog. Lows: 60s

Monday: Mostly sunny, hot, record highs possible. High: 85-90.

Tuesday: Sunshine mixing with a few clouds, still very warm and breezy. High: Mid-upper 80s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, summer continues. High: mid 80s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy, very warm and humid with the chance for late day showers. High: Low-mid 80s.

Friday: Partly sunny, breezy, cooler. High: Low 70s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, seasonable. High: 65-70.

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