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Start of September could spring year's third heat wave

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The work-week is heating up.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said the state could see its third heat wave of the year starting on Monday.

The official high temperature in Windsor Locks on Monday was 90 degrees.

Tuesday may be the start of September, and it’ll continue to feel like summer.

With the end of August comes the end of the meteorological summer.

DePrest said June was one degree cooler than normal, while July and August were warm.

"When you average everything out, the meteorological summer will be 1.2 degrees warmer than normal," DePrest said, adding that the summer was dry overall.

Monday night will be mainly clear overnight with temperatures dipping into the 60s to near 70s.

"It’ll be humid with patchy fog developing after midnight," DePrest said.

Tuesday will bring moderate humidity with dew point temperatures in the 60s.

"A backdoor cold front will keep eastern portions of Southern New England much cooler, but it should have little effect on our temperatures in Connecticut," DePrest said.

Wednesday and Thursday will be hotter and more humid and temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees.

Over the next three days, the state will be relatively rain-free.

There could be a few showers and thunderstorms on Thursday in the afternoon and evening, DePrest said, but it won't be a widespread rainfall event.

Friday looks to be a bit cooler.

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