Fairfield forecast: Back in the broiler
Published 6:32 am, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Southwestern Connecticut will be in the heat-wave broiler again today, according to the National Weather Service.
The daytime high temperature is projected to crest in the mid-90s, perhaps surpassing the region's high of 94 degrees recorded yesterday between 4:30 and 5 p.m. at the National Weather Service station at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford.
Skies are expected to remain clear both during daytime and at night, as the temperature will dip to a low of about 70 degrees, the NWS says.
Tomorrow, more of the same is in the forecast: Sunny skies and daytime high temperatures rising to the low- to mid-90s. Nighttime will be clear with a low temperature in the low-70s.
Thursday, with a cold front slowly approaching the area, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the low-90s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 20 percent.
Isolated storms are also possible Thursday night as skies turn cloudy and the temperature registers a low in the low-70s. Odds of nighttime precipitation are 20 percent.
Friday should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-90s, the NWS predicts. Nighttime skies will be partly cloudy with a low temperature in the mid-70s.
On Saturday, scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with some of the storms triggering downpours and flash flooding. Otherwise, the day is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near temperature in the upper-80s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 40 percent.
By Saturday night, the odds of precipitation rise slightly to 50 percent, the NWS says. Again, some of the storms could be severe, the NWS warns. The nighttime low temperature will be about 70 degrees.
The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny and temperatures in the mid-80s.