RELIEF ON THE WAY? Thunderstorms possible tonight in Shelton

Severe thunderstorms are possible later today and tonight in Shelton and the rest of southern Connecticut.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area due to the possibility of damaging winds as part of those “strong and isolated thunderstorms.”

Today’s high will be near 90

A cold front is expected to move through the area, providing relief from the hot an humid weather now gripping the region. Today’s high in Shelton could be near 90 degrees, according to the NWS.

That cold front could bring heavy rain and gusty winds, particularly after 3 p.m. The NWS also is warning of isolated flash flooding, particularly in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

The possibility of thunderstorms and high winds will continue into tonight.

Next few days

The NWS forecast for the next few days is:

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Rain possible in the morning. Overnight low of around 61.

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 79 and nighttime low in the mid 60s.

Weekend:  Saturday looks better than Sunday, with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and possible showers on Sunday.