Saturday Night Forecast: High Pressure To Keep Most Of Rain Away

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This evening will be dry and comfortable with temperatures in the 70s.  Expect clouds to linger across Connecticut with mostly dry, comfortable conditions as temperatures will  top out in the upper 70s to near 80 Sunday afternoon.

High pressure will continue to keep the rain away from Connecticut for the second half of the weekend as a very dry air mass will win the battle.  Low pressure developing off the North Carolina coast will travel northeast, just missing Connecticut on Sunday.  Instead, Sunday will be dry and comfortable with intervals of sun and clouds along with seasonable temperatures and low humidity.

High pressure will re-develop over the East Coast and then slowly drift south and east of Connecticut early in the workweek with a warming trend and increasing humidity.

Temperatures by Tuesday and Wednesday will top out near 90.  A slow moving cold front will approach the Northeast with a band of showers and thunderstorms that will move through Connecticut late Wednesday into Wednesday night.  The cold front will stall offshore as low pressure will move along the front, effectively enhancing the rainfall throughout the day on Thursday.

The front will finally move away and dry high pressure will dominate our weather by Friday and next weekend with a dry comfortable air mass along with plenty of sunshine.  Temperatures will average in the 70s to near 80.

Forecast Details

Overnight: Partly cloudy. Low: upper 50s to low 60s.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, some sunshine, slight chance for a sprinkle.  High: 75-80.  Wind: Light SE.

Monday: Mostly sunny, warm dry and still pleasant.  High: 80-85.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, hot and becoming more humid. High: 85-90.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, hot and humid, chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.  High: 87-92.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with more showers or a period of rain, quite humid.  High: 70s to near 80.

Friday: Partly sunny, less humid. High: Low 80s.

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