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Monday to have our first 80-degrees day since October

May 20, 2019

It’s going to feel a bit like summer.

For the first time since Oct. 10, we’ll have our first 80-degree day, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

The National Weather Service says warm temperatures and instability in the atmosphere could spark some strong thunderstorms on Monday.

The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The NWS hourly forecast had the best chance of rain between 2 and 9 p.m.

The area that has the best chance of storms developing are from the Hudson River Valley to interior western Connecticut.

Temperatures will peak at 82 degrees in interior Connecticut and near 80 along the shoreline.

On Sunday, Danbury and Bridgeport had a new high temperature records of 76 and 75 degrees.

The forecast

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 6 to 14 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

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