We’ll finally have a seasonable, mid-June-like weather pattern setting up this week (June 19-25) in Wilton. There will be times of showers and storms and sunshine combined with temperatures mainly around 80 degrees, which is about average for this time of the year.
Monday, June 19: The new week will be off to a stormy start on Monday. There’s the chance for severe thunderstorms bringing with it the potential for damaging winds and small hail. A slow moving cold front will be pushing through, leading to thunderstorms in the afternoon, evening, and overnight hours. Because of how slow these storms will be moving, there is the chance for localized flooding, or at least ponding on the roadways. Over an inch of rain may fall with these storms.
Tuesday, June 20: That front will clear those dangerous storms by daybreak Tuesday. There is the slight chance for a lingering shower but I anticipate the day to bring dry and bright conditions with a mix of sun and clouds in the forecast. It will also be much more comfortable outside due to much lower humidity levels in comparison to the high humidity on Monday.
Wednesday, June 21: Wednesday, which is the first day of summer, should be a pretty beautiful day, featuring partly cloudy skies and a high near 80 degrees. Finally we’re in this pattern where I can say temperatures will be warm, summer-like, and actually normal. This entire spring we’ve been riding a temperature roller coaster with many extremes.
Thursday, June 22: On Thursday, showers may return to town as the next disturbance moves in. It won’t be a washout but it will be a return to the wet, damp weather that has been so common the past several months.
Friday, June 23: By Friday, which is the last day of school for Wilton students, scattered showers and thunderstorms look to fire up throughout the day. There will be a lot of moisture and instability for the storms to feed on, so the chance for thunder is definitely there. Rainfall so far this month is actually almost two inches below average, so we do need this.
Saturday, June 24: On Saturday, we’ll dry out, thankfully, just in time for the weekend and Wilton High School’s Graduation. Expect sunny to partly cloudy skies with a warm high of 81 degrees. The air will also be drier and more comfy again, so that will make for a very nice Saturday.
Sunday, June 25: Showers and storms will make another unwelcome return on Sunday. This rain may even have a tropical connection because there is the potential for a tropical storm to make landfall somewhere on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. That moisture and the remnants of the system may stream up all the way into New England by the end of next weekend. That tropical moisture may enhance the rainfall and lead to heavy downpours.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School junior 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.