Temperatures drop to normal today in CT after stretch of extreme heat, weather service says

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Highs for the area Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.

Highs for the area Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.

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After several days of sweltering heat and humidity, Connecticut should see more average temperatures on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday morning will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s, rising to the mid-80s by the afternoon with partly sunny skies, the weather service said.

“Temperatures will be close to normal on Wednesday with a cold front just south of the area,” the weather service’s New York office said. “There will be a chance for showers by the end of the day.”

The chance of rain in the afternoon is slight, becoming more likely moving into the evening hours. Skies will become mostly cloudy overnight.

Lower Fairfield County could see some coastal flooding Wednesday evening, depending on the rainfall.

“Brief minor flooding is expected in the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline,” the weather service said. “Some roads and low-lying properties, including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience minor flooding.”

More rain could fall early Thursday. Skies are expected to be partly sunny again, with highs in the 80s.

The relatively cooler weather midway through the week comes after heat and humidity regularly combined to produce temperatures that felt like 100 degrees or more in recent days.

In Goshen, state police said two adults were hospitalized Tuesday after authorities found them in medical distress inside a hot home.

“This a timely reminder of how vital it is to check on the wellbeing of people who work outdoors, older adults, those with underlying health conditions and small children,” state police said in a statement.