NWS: 30-degree temperature change to bring heat wave

Saturday, expect mostly sunny skies, a high around 95 and south winds gusting as high as 25 miles per hour.

That's right, a heat wave with high temperatures forecast to reach the upper 80s on Sunday and continuing into early next week.

In addition to the heat, we will have a fair amount of humidity.

Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford had a high temperature Tuesday of only 58 degrees - 16 degrees below average.

The hot trend is expected to continue into the work week, with highs staying in the 90s through Tuesday.

Then, the weather service says a blast of warm air will arrive this weekend, pushing temperatures into the low to mid 80s on Saturday to the low 90s on Sunday.

The first big heat wave this year is predicted to blaze across the continental USA next week, sending temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit at its most extreme.

Since 1872, only nine years have seen four or more consecutive days with temperatures above 90 before June 15, the weather service said.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind 6 to 9 miles per hour.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans said highs will be slightly above normal Thursday and Friday, reaching 79 and 80 respectively. Most of the state is in the upper 40s and low 50s as of 6:30.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

  • Larry Hoffman