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Monday, June 6, 2011

GETTING HOT, HOT, HOT!

Heat and humidity will continue to increase this week, peaking Thursday! On Tuesday, morning sun will mix with afternoon clouds as temperatures soar into to 80s. Those of you who don’t turn on the air conditioning Tuesday will certainly need it Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will skyrocket into the 90s inland with a steamy, humid air mass taking over. Isolated showers and storms are possible today through Thursday, activated by daytime heating. But most of the time will be dry.

The record high for Windsor Locks on Wednesday is 96 degrees, set back in 1984. That record IS my forecast high temperature. So we could see a tie. The record high on Thursday is 96, set back in 2008. I’m forecasting a high of 98.

The Record high for Bridgeport is 93 on Wednesday (set in 1999), and 97 on Thursday (set in 1980). Those records are not likely to be broken with an onshore wind keeping the coast a hair cooler. My forecast is 89 Wednesday and 91 Thursday.

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