Trending Better and Drier! A Coastal Storm and a Heat Wave! – WFSB 3 Connecticut
Tuesday has been an extremely cold and raw day, with temperature levels varying from the upper 40s in the Litchfield Hills to the lower and middle 50s near Long Island Noise. As of today, the heat at Bradley Airport for today is just 53 degrees! Assuming that holds, it will set a new record for the most affordable heat! The old record was 54 degrees set back in 2000. Bridgeport is also on speed to set a brand-new coldest heat record, as Sikorsky Airport has reached simply 58 degrees! That would break the old record of 59 degrees likewise embeded in 2000.
Periods of rain and northeasterly winds of about 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 to 35 miles per hour have accompanied the cool temperature levels. This is all thanks to an upper-level “cut off” low over the Northeastern United States, which has generated a coastal low pressure system.The surface
low will track northeastward towards the Canadian Maritimes tonight, bringing much of the stable rain to an end this evening. That said, showers and drizzle will likely continue throughout the state throughout the night. It will stay chilly with low temperature levels varying from the middle 40s to the lower 50s.
Some showers may still be around for tomorrow early morning, however those need to pertain to an end by lunchtime. After that, there will be some clearing initially in Northern Connecticut and after that making its way southward as the afternoon progresses. The breaks of sun will permit highs to reach the lower 70s in the majority of the state. While these temperatures are significantly warmer than those seen today, they are still below typical as the typical high for June 7th at Bradley Airport is 77 degrees.The late-week projection stillincludes some uncertainty. A new seaside low will establish off of the coast of North Carolina and track to the northeast. Some computer system designs keep the storm far enough southeast people where we would not feel its results. Other models bring it close enough to bring us another round of rain with northeasterly winds!Either method, we expect the daytime on Thursday to be dry with increasing clouds. Highs
will reach the middle 70s inland and lower 70s along the shoreline. If the storm takes a track close enough to Connecticut, rain would establish late Thursday night and continue into Friday. Low temperature levels Thursday night will remain in the middle 50s. Today, for Friday, we are anticipating highs in the lower 70s.
If the rainy situation plays out, temperature levels will not leave the 60s. But if the rain remains away and the sun comes out, highs might be in the 75-80 degree range away from the water. Stay tuned to WFSB Early Caution Weather condition for updates as the late-week picture ends up being clearer!Regardless of what occurs with Friday’s storm, a wholesale pattern change will take place over the Eastern United States beginning next weekend. A big “Bermuda High”will develop northward and strengthen, bringing a warm southwesterly flow into Connecticut. This will finally bring summer-like weather condition into the state as well as the capacity for some 90 degree readings early next week.For Saturday, a frontal limit might trigger a separated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon, however we
think the majority of the day will be dry. Temperature levels will reach the middle 80s inland and the upper 70s at the beaches.Sunday through Tuesday will feature mainly warm skies in addition to hot temperature levels. We are currently anticipating highs in the lower to middle 90s far from the water every day. If this pans out, we will have our 2nd heat wave of the year at Bradley Airport– the very first one took place May 17-19 th. Temperatures will be rather cooler near the coast, with middle to upper 80s each day.Meteorologist Mark Dixon & Weather Intern Nathaniel Clark