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Temperature record broken for second straight day

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A temperature record in the Hartford area was broken on Thursday for the second day in a row.

As of 11:15 a.m., the temp at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks was 71 degrees.

The previous record was 70 degrees, which was in 2006.

In Bridgeport, the record was the same but has not been achieved.

On Wednesday, the mercury soared to 81 degrees in Windsor Locks, a 9-degree record. It was also the earliest 80-degree day since records have been kept.

"If that isn’t enough, 81 degrees is the normal high for the first day of summer," said meteorologist Scot Haney. "The record high for Bridgeport was tied [Wednesday] when the temperature topped out at 60 degrees." 

For Thursday, Haney forecasted a high of 72 degrees at Bradley.

"For Bridgeport it's all about the wind direction," Haney said. "For now, we are keeping shoreline highs in the mid-to-upper 60s due to a strong southwesterly breeze from off the chilly waters of Long Island Sound."

The state can expect to see partly to mostly cloudy skies for the rest of Thursday. Showers are also likely, especially in northern Connecticut.

"The steadiest rain will likely fall to the north of Connecticut across Massachusetts and much of northern New England," Haney said.

A cold front is expected to sweep through the state on Thursday night. More showers can be expected to arrive with it.

"Temperatures will dip into the 40s and lower 50s by dawn [Friday] as a brisk north or northwesterly wind blows through the state," Haney said.

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