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Thursday, July 19 Weather

After heat wave, another warm week

The National Weather Service is forecasting another hot and humid week with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s.

“High pressure will remain over the area, with mostly clear skies and temperatures a few degrees above normal expected for today,” the NWS says.

“For Tuesday, a cold front will gradually move through the area late in the day. Southwest flow ahead of the front will allow temperatures to rise to above normal values, with 90 degree readings likely for the interior and across New York City, and middle and upper 80s along the coast. There will be a chance for at least isolated thunderstorms as the front moves through.”

Last week, Stamford had six days of 90-degree temperatures from Sunday, July 1 to Friday, July 6. A new record was set when the temperature hit 96 on July 2.

Danbury has three days of 90-degree heat, making it the first official heat wave of the season. A new record was set on Sunday, July 1 with a high of 93 degrees. On July 2 and 3, the temperature was 90.

White Plains airport, near Greenwich, also had its first heat wave when temperatures were 90 or above from Sunday to Tuesday.

Sikorsky hit 92 degrees on Sunday, July 1, but did not have three consecutive 90-degree says to make a heat wave.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks had five consecutive 90-degree days from Sunday, July 1 to Thursday, July 5. The hottest temperature was 98 degrees on July 1.

Although no heat wave is expected this week, temperatures will be well into the 80s.

Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week with a projected high temperature of 87 degrees.

The forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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