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Monday, June 25, 2012

Powerful Storms Break The Humidity

The threat for severe weather is over! The first round of storms moved through from 7 AM – 10 AM.  I don't know about you but I couldn't stay asleep with all that thunder! I kept feeling the need to grab my phone and refresh the radar.  The second line of storms developed around 2:30 PM in Litchfield County then fell apart in eastern Connecticut around 6 PM.  There were many reports of lightning strikes along with small hail,  flash flooding and wind damage.  Thousands of Connecticut residents were left in the dark!

A lingering shower or storm is possible early tonight. Then skies will turn partly cloudy and the humidity will drop.  Tonight will be cooler and comfy so you may want to keep the windows open tonight!

The area of low pressure that triggered severe weather today will slowly move offshore.  But the effects of that storm will still be felt  tomorrow.  Tomorrow will feature a mix of sun and clouds.  But any sun that we get will actually help increase the instability in the atmosphere.  A few showers or a rumble of thunder are possible, especially in the afternoon. Tomorrow temperatures will remain seasonably cool, in the 70s. In fact, some of you may call tomorrow "cool", at least for a day in June!

Watch for a warm up starting on Wednesday.  Temperatures will be back flirting with the 90 degree mark later this week! 

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