Heavy rain, severe storms move into Northeast

Marsha Scott
July 18, 2018

High temperatures will continue in the middle 80s with lows in the 50s and lower 60s.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop beginning this afternoon, with the best chance in the Poconos and central and northern New Jersey. It's a sweatfest and we may have to dodge some storms, too.

A cold front will move into the Interstate-95 corridor Tuesday afternoon with heavy rain and severe storms possible. Highs will top out in the middle and upper 80s to wrap up the work week along with lower humidity.

Late day showers and storms will primarily be near I-94 or along and on east of US-131. The worst of the storms is expected to last until 7 p.m.

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The mugginess will begin to edge back in again Saturday night with the potential for showers Sunday into the first part of next week. "Any storms will be capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than an hour".

The forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 90s.

Here's the forecast: Hot and Humid/partly sunny to start the day. We are forecasting a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid-80s. The high temperature will be around 84 degrees.

The longest heat waves on record in CT lasted a total of 10 days.

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