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Another day of unseasonably warm temps is on tap

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Temperature records never stood a chance on Wednesday.

Windsor Locks saw a record-breaking 80 degrees. It's the earliest 80 degree day since records have been kept.

"That's 35 degrees above average," said meteorologist Mark Dixon.

The previous record was 72 degrees, which was set in 2000.

So far in Bridgeport, the record is tied at 60. That mark was set in 2002.

"Along the shoreline, it will be a bit cooler thanks to a southwesterly flow coming across the cool water of Long Island Sound," Dixon said.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said it was the earliest 80-degree temperature in any year on record, and records for the greater Hartford area date back more than 110 years.

The record breaking may not stop at just Wednesday. DePrest said overnight it is possible to break the warmest low temperatures on record for March 10.

"We are forecasting lows between 45 and 55 degrees," DePrest said, which means that would break the record of 40 degrees in 2000 and in 1979.

Fog could form overnight, and clouds are expected to increase by the pre-dawn hours.

Record breaking warmth is on tap again for Thursday.

"The record high for March 10 for the greater Hartford area is 70 degrees, set in 2006. For now, we are forecasting a record high of 72 degrees," DePrest said. He added that shoreline highs will be in the upper 60s.

Showers could reach Connecticut overnight on Thursday, and the steadiest rain will likely fall to the north of Connecticut, across Massachusetts.

It will cool down a bit for Friday, where there could be an early morning shower but then sun for the rest of the day. Temperatures will be in the 60s.

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