Potential record temperatures to close out the week with highs reaching 80s

The forecast remains on track for record warmth as we close out the week. Records will likely be broken both Thursday morning and afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2023, 8:54 AM

Updated 406 days ago

Share:

Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers says spring will heat up the next couple of days. It will feel more like summer as we close out the week. There may be record temperatures in western Connecticut Thursday and Friday.
WHAT'S NEW: The forecast remains on track for record warmth as we close out the week. Records will likely be broken both in the morning and afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the 80s for all of western Connecticut. The sea breeze along the Sound Shore will likely keep temperatures down in the lower-80s and then drop. Inland areas will sizzle with highs in the mid-to-upper-80s.
WHAT'S NEXT: No storms or rain are expected until the weekend. Showers are likely expected later on Saturday. Sunday may end up staying mostly cloudy. Rain could return again on Monday. Due to this pattern change, temperatures will cool into the 60s over the weekend and stay there next week. It will still be above average but not as warm next week.
THURSDAY: Sunny with a few clouds. Potential record-high temperatures approaching 80 degrees. Lows in the 50s.
FRIDAY: A mix of sun and clouds. Potential record-high temperatures on both sides of 80 degrees. Lows in the 50s.
SATURDAY: Cooler with increasing clouds. Shower chances Saturday night. Highs in the 70s.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a few sprinkles possible. Highs in the 60s.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a shower chance. Highs in the 60s, 50s north of I-84.
TUESDAY: Sunshine with a shower chance. Highs in the 50s to around 60.


More from News 12