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Record warmth achieved today

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Friday was a day for the record books in terms of temperatures.

Records were broken in both Windsor Locks and Bridgeport, according to meteorologist Mark Dixon.

Windsor Locks peaked at 76 degrees, but dropped off to 73 as of 2 p.m. The record there was 72.

Bridgeport reached 72, but dipped to 70.

Dixon said the day was poised to be a record breaker by the time dawn rolled around.

"With temperatures starting the day in the 50s and 60s, record warmth has already been achieved," he said.

The morning low in Bridgeport was 62, which set a record for the warmest low temperature. The previous record was 59 which was set in 2008.

In Windsor Locks, it was 58. That was one degree away from setting a warmest low temp record.

In addition to Friday's highs, it was windy.

Dixon said there were gusts of over 20 mph.

"This evening, as a cold front moves through, we'll see the chance for some showers but many towns will remain dry," Dixon said. "In the wake of the front, the wind switches to the northwest and cooler air filters into the region."

Highs on Saturday will be in the 60s, which is still above normal.

"Then Sunday, it will be seasonably cool with highs in the mid-50s," he said.

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