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Heat, humidity on the rise for Wednesday

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

September is off to a steamy start.

With the heat and humidity sticking around, an air quality alert was issued for part of the state for Wednesday.

The alert was issued for the southern parts of Fairfield, Middlesex and New Haven and New London from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

There will not be a heat wave this week, since temperatures in Windsor Locks didn’t reach 90 degrees on Tuesday, said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and hot, and humidity is on the rise again.

“Dew point temperatures will likely reach the 60s statewide,” DePrest said.

On Thursday, the sun will start the day, then some clouds will mix in during the afternoon “in advance of a strong backdoor cold front,” DePrest said.

Some parts of the state could see downpours while others may not.

“Unfortunately, this will be our only chance for rain between now and next Tuesday,” DePrest said.

The cold front will move south of New England Thursday night, and Friday will feature 80 degrees with much lower humidity.

Labor Day weekend will start out cool with temperatures in the 50s early Saturday morning, but the afternoon looks nice with sunshine, low humidity and highs in the lower 80s.

Temperatures will reach the mid-80s on Sunday, and the humidity will be low.

“On Monday, Labor Day, we are forecasting 90 degrees,” DePrest said. “The humidity will be a little higher as well, but still tolerable.”

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