Hot and mostly dry Saturday, storm chances return for Father's Day


Saturday will be the hotter of the two this weekend.

Today will be iffy.

The rain will continue Sunday night into Monday as that cold front makes its way across the commonwealth. That said, we are not expecting a total washout. Temperatures will approach 90 degrees. A hot and humid Saturday on the way with partly cloudy skies. The high humidity sticks with us as well, at times it will feel close to the mid 90s. Skies will slowly clear on Tuesday with temperatures only reaching the low 80s. Winds will be southwest 8 to 15 miles per hour.

Saturday will feature some sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80's. Temperatures should be dropping to around 70, the weather service says.

Brush fire burns 175 acres near Lake Castaic; Firefighters still fighting blaze
County Fire Department. "We are directing those that are in the area, just know that the air quality is going to be poor". Access to fight the fire was limited, but fixed wing aircrafts and boats were being brought in to fight the flames.

Father's Day will bring a risk for thunderstorms. The main threat from these storms won't be wind but heavy rain. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted areas of western CT in an "enhanced risk" for severe thunderstorms and eastern CT in a "slight risk" for severe thunderstorms. Some of these storms may be strong Sunday afternoon with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. Tuesday & Wednesday we cool things off but keep a chance of showers. Rain chance is 40-50%.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance for showers. The normal highs for June 21 and 22 are both 81 degrees. The combination of heat and high humidity makes it more hard for the body to cool down. It will likely be a comfortable day, too, with dew point temperatures in the 50s.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with just a slight risk of a PM shower or storm. Some of the morning activities at the Travelers' may be affected. Stay tuned to Channel 3 Eyewitness News for more updates throughout the week!