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Monday, July 11, 2011

Heat, Humidity Peaks Tomorrow!

Hot, sultry, sweaty, "I can't live without my air-conditoning" weather continues for one more day. The combination of heat and humidity will send heat indices into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees tomorrow (Tuesday). Actual temperatures will range from 87-94 degrees. An approaching cold front will likely trigger a few showers and storms. Any storm that develops could be strong with heavy rain, frequent lightning and damaging winds.

The storm prediction center still has CT under a slight risk of severe weather. But when I looked at the model data today, it looked like the front is moving in before the peak heating of the day. That means the front may not be around to act as a widespread trigger for strong storms. BUT there is still a lot of instability tomorrow afternoon. So even though a few storms could pop up and become strong, they will be hit or miss.

No need to cancel outdoor plans, just keep an eye on the sky. Any storms should end early tomorrow night. The rest of the week looks AMAZING with low humidity, lots of sun, and comfortable weather. If you're on vacation this week, you got lucky!

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