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FORECAST: Smoky sunshine Tuesday as wildfire smoke blows in

Wildfire smoke from Nova Scotia will blow into southern New England on Tuesday.

CONNECTICUT, USA — It will be a chilly start Tuesday with low temperatures in the 40s.

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More sunshine is ahead Tuesday, but there's one issue. Smoke from large wildfires burning in Nova Scotia will be blowing into southern New England. The plume of smoke could be seen on visible satellite Monday afternoon.

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A flow from the east-northeast will guide this smoke into southern New England Tuesday morning. Unlike the wildfire smoke we saw so much of earlier this month, this smoke will be lower in the atmosphere. It will dim the sun and could create some air quality issues, especially Tuesday afternoon when it may be thickest.

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Temperatures on Tuesday will rise into the low and mid 70s inland. A seabreeze will keep the shoreline in the 60s.

Warmer air builds back in for the middle and end of the week. Inland areas will be in the 80s to near 90 Thursday, and likely into the 90s Friday. The record high in the Hartford area is in jeopardy. A cold front will bring the chance for a few storms Friday afternoon and evening, but otherwise it will be another dry week.

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The shoreline won't be quite as warm thanks to the influence from the ocean.

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Beach & Boating Forecast:


Forecast Details:

TUESDAY:  Sunshine dimmed by wildfire smoke. High: Upper 60s shore, low to mid 70s inland.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: Low 80s inland, 70s shore.

THURSDAY: Sunny and warmer. High: 80s to near 90 inland, upper 70s to near 80 shore.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, chance for an afternoon storm to break the heat. High: Low 90s inland, 80s shore.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and cooler. High: Low 70s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. High: 70s.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy, warmer. High: 80s.

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