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August Weather Comes in Like August Should, Hazy, Hot, Humid, and STORMY!

The weekend weather looks to be hazy, hot, and humid, oh wait a minute, that sounds like August, right on time!

The UV Index is a 9, 30 minutes to sunburn, water temp 79 at the Sound Shore!

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In the aftermath of yesterday's rain and thunderstorm activity, which brought less than a quarter of an inch to several communities across the Fairfield County area but led to flash flooding in some others, today is getting off to a relatively tranquil start...The regional radar mosaic shortly after 10 a.m. was showing a couple of showers near the Twin Forks of eastern Long Island that are poised to move off shore, and a lone shower in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Poconos was starting to dissipate...

Because of the locally excessive rainfall that occurred yesterday, there will be some patchy, locally dense fog to contend with early this morning...

But overall, any shower and thunderstorm that pops up today should be fairly isolated, and it should also be confined to this afternoon or this evening...

Rainfall amounts should average less than a quarter of an inch, which will prevent there from being the kind of flooding that happened yesterday, in places like Queens, NY...With more in the way of sunshine from mid-morning onward, it will be warmer than it was yesterday, with most high temperatures in the mid or upper -80s this afternoon...

The latest front to pass through the CT Area is moving off the coast early today, and this will allow for a bubble of high pressure to build into the Northeast in its place... This high pressure system will promote not only warmer weather today, but it will remain fairly humid, and tomorrow promises to be even hotter than today... Temperatures tomorrow will wind up in the lower-90s, except it will be in the 80s near some of the south-facing shores...

The upcoming weekend will be getting off to a relatively hot and humid start, with most temperatures coming close to 90 on Saturday... And, while there could be a couple of widely separated showers and a thunderstorm or two around on Saturday, the odds at this point do seem to favor that Sunday will be the 'more active' of the two weekend days...

This is because the next front is expected to approach the region from the north and west... Depending upon the timing of this next front, we may also encounter a couple of showers or thunderstorms on Sunday night and Monday, when most temperatures will be in the mid and upper-80s...

While it appears that there will be a 'pause' in our chances for getting showers and a thunderstorm next Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures are also expected to trend upward again, returning to levels near 90 by the middle of next week...

Have  a great day!

Bill Evans

Senior Meteorologist

WABC-TV

New York, NY

bill.h.evans@abc.com

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