A hot, humid and stormy start to the week (July 16-22), will be matched by a risk for showers and thunderstorms returning in time for the upcoming weekend. So what about the weather sandwiched in the days in between? Wilton’s weather will turn beautiful for the latter half as high pressure builds in overhead for several days.
Monday, July 16: On Monday, it will be a sweltering day as high temperatures soar into the low 90s. Combine that with high humidity levels and that will bring the feels-like temperature up by a few degrees compared to the actual temperature. Monday should be dry with only the slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
Tuesday, July 17: The hot and humid weather will persist into our Tuesday, although the greater presence of cloud cover will keep maximum temperatures down by a few degrees into the upper 80s. Partly sunny skies in the morning will give way to a round of heavy rain and thunderstorms between the mid-afternoon and early-evening hours ahead of a cold front. Severe weather may even be a concern with localized damaging winds. Up to an inch of much-needed rain is currently forecast before the cold front pushes through overnight, allowing for the drier–and more pleasant–weather to return for the remainder of the week.
Wednesday, July 18: On Wednesday, expect mostly sunny skies paired with low humidity and a soothing breeze. High temperatures will be close to average into the low 80s.
Thursday, July 19: The weather will be perfect on Thursday as a strong, 1020 millibar high pressure centers itself over the northeastern US. High pressure allows for sinking air, which will make it very difficult to find a cloud in the sky this Thursday. Abundant sunshine will be accompanied by low dew points (humidity) and a high temperature into the low 80s.
Friday, July 20: On Friday, skies will remain clear in the form of sunshine thanks to the dominant high pressure. It will be another seasonably gorgeous day thanks to the comfortable temperatures for this time of the year.
Saturday, July 21: Unfortunately, a new storm system will arrive just in time for the weekend. On Saturday, it will turn noticeably humid but temperatures won’t budge. Instead, they will remain in the low 80s for a high while rounds of potentially heavy rain and thunderstorms move through.
Sunday, July 22: Saturday should be the weekend’s more storm-active day, as Sunday will be more of a cloudy day and a slightly warmer one with temperatures peaking into the mid 80s. However, the days still carries a risk for additional showers and storms that will remain in the form of isolated, scattered precipitation.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.