Strong thunderstorms are possible again tomorrow. It will be another "Early Warning Weather Day."
Severe thunderstorms that have been moving through eastern Connecticut will continue their southeasterly trek through the rest of the state and out to sea. As I write they are also weakening, with the threat of hail and wind quickly diminishing. After 10 PM, we should enjoy a relatively quiet period, lasting through the wee hours of the morning.
As early as the predawn hours, however, more thunderstorms are possible as a low pressure system and a cold front will pass through New England. These storms will most likely be rain-makers more than anything else. And, it appears the lion's share of the energy will glide north of Connecticut, sparing us from the brunt of the storms. After the early thunderstorms clear, hazy sun will appear and high temperatures will be in the 80s. The air will still be humid and unstable. As a cold front approaches in the afternoon, a new line of strong thunderstorms may fire, with strong wind and hail being the primary concerns with them. Then, after the final line of thunderstorms moves through, the humidity will start to drop during the evening, possibly sending the dew points from near 70 degrees into the comfortable 50s.
The front will finally move off the New England coast by Tuesday then we can look forward to dry, comfortable weather for much of next week. The jet stream will dip southward across much of the Eastern United States next week. That means the final days of July will be a little cooler than normal. The air will be just a bit unstable with a trough hovering in the upper regions of the atmosphere. Thus, we can't rule out a few pop-up afternoon showers with cool nights and dry, pleasantly warm days.
By Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a new storm system will arrive and start to bring humidity and the chance for thunderstorms back into the Northeast. We should expect to see showers by Friday afternoon. And, at first glance, the weekend looks rather wet and somewhat cool – especially Sunday – as a storm system slowly moves up the coast and a northeasterly wind maintains cloudy, showery weather.
Have a great week!
Meteorologist Mike Cameron
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