Thursday was our 15th day of 90-degree heat this year.
Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said Thursday brought mostly sunny skies, but there was also plenty of haze in the air.
An air quality alert was also issued from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for southern New Haven and southern Middlesex counties.
There is still a chance for some showers and possibly a thunderstorm, but most towns will not get one.
A few schools also issued early dismissals due to the predicted high temps.
The Asian Studies Academy at Belizzi School on South Street in Hartford will be dismissing at 12:45 p.m. through Sept. 9. It's the only Hartford school without air conditioning, according to school officials.
In Norwalk, a two hour early dismissal was issued for Nathan Hale Middle School, Ponus Ridge Middle School, Roton Middle School, West Rocks Middle School, Cranbury Elementary, Kendall Elementary, Naramake Elementary, Rowayton Elementary, Silvermine Elementary, Tracey Elementary and Wolfpit Elementary.
Anyone traveling to the UConn game against Villanova at Rentschler Field in East Hartford Thursday night may want to bring an umbrella.
"It’ll be warm and humid, but the threat of rain during the game will be fairly low," DePrest said.
A cold front will move to the south of New England Thursday night. Combine that with some high pressure from Canada and it’ll make for a refreshing end to the workweek.
"Overnight, the humidity will start to drop off as a light north-northeasterly breeze begins to usher in a drier air mass. Overnight lows will range from 62-70 degrees with the warmest readings in Southern Connecticut," DePrest said.
Friday will feature mostly cloudy skies in the morning, and perhaps a few scattered showers, but the sky will turn partly to mostly sunny during the afternoon.
"The humidity will continue to drop throughout the day with dew point temperatures falling through the 50s," DePrest said. "It’ll be noticeably cooler too with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s."
That high pressure will keep things pleasant through the Labor Day weekend.
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