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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Storms Break The Humidity

After a humid start to the day, drier air is pumping in from the northwest. The push of comfy air followed severe storms that brought hail and minor wind damage to parts of the state. The storms began in Litchfield County this afternoon bringing nickel sized hail to New Milford. A separate cell dropped quarter sized hail in Sherman and Oxford. Then North Haven got pelted with pea sized hail.

 Here is some video of the hail in Oxford. Thanks to Jim for sending it in. And check out the pics of mammatus clouds from today’s storm in my previous blog post.

Tomorrow is my pick of the week with sunshine, mid 80s, low humidity and a gentle breeze. Beach anyone? The dry air won’t last. The humidity cranks up again on Thursday. The tropical moisture will also bring the return of slow moving strong storms with heavy downpours. Click here to see the SPC's convective outlook.

Scattered storms are also possible on Friday and Saturday. But the threat for strong storms is not as high. I'll keep you posted!

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