After a sparkling Memorial Day with sunshine, low humidity and comfortable temperatures, big changes on the way for the middle and end of this week.
A warm front will slowly move in our direction during the next 24 to 36 hours with a couple bands of showers and thunderstorms that will deliver a big warm up with increasing heat and humidity.
This warm front is currently draped across the Ohio Valley and Midwest with a band of showers stretching as far east as western New York and Pennsylvania. This first band of showers will cross Connecticut this evening into tonight. These showers are not that heavy and also do not contain any severe weather with them.
A second band of showers and thunderstorms will move through the area late tonight into early tomorrow with a few rumbles of thunder. Some of these storms maybe loud overnight as a few of those thunderstorms may light up this night sky as the warm front slowly dissects Connecticut.
Once the warm front moves to our north, temperatures will rise to around and over 80 degrees by tomorrow afternoon. However, warm fronts tend to move slowly, preventing the sun from shining and therefore may not come out until Thursday. Thus, temperatures may stay in the 70s to due the extensive cloud cover.
Once the warm front punches through the region, sunshine and heat will make an appearance by Thursday when temperatures could reach 90 degrees. The heat and humidity will stick around through the first full weekend of June as Connecticut could experience its first summer heat wave since last summer. A heat wave is defined as temperatures reaching and or exceeding 90 degrees for three consecutive days in arrow.
Rest of Forecast:
Tonight: A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Low: 55-60.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, some sun, warmer and turning more humid. High: 76-82.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: 85-90.
Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: 87-92.
Saturday: Hazy hot and humid. High: 88-93.
Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid, chance for late day thunderstorms. High near 90.