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Heat, humidity, isolated showers on tap for Wednesday

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With the year’s second official heat wave in full swing, pop-up storms were possible on Tuesday evening.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said that as of 1 p.m., Windsor Locks reached 90 degrees, making Tuesday day four of the year's second heat wave.

“Temperatures will continue to be the big weather story over the coming days as our heat wave could last a total of four, if not five days,” said meteorologist Scot Haney.

As a result of the heat and humidity, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued an air quality alert for northern Fairfield, northern New Haven, northern Middlesex, Litchfield and Hartford counties.

A list of open cooling centers across the state can be found here.

As for a potential fifth heat wave day on Wednesday, Dixon said it’ll be a close call.

"Temperatures likely peak between 85 and 90; but regardless, it will still be uncomfortably humid," Dixon said.

There is a chance for isolated showers or storms on Wednesday as well.

Thursday could bring more clouds than sunshine, Dixon said, along with another chance for storms.

Friday looks like the best day for rain and thunderstorms.

"At one point our models were indicating a widespread soaking rain, it now appears that the heaviest could stay to our west," Dixon said. "It’s a fluid situation, so stay tuned."

Showers could linger into Saturday.

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