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After a morning of showers, more could follow tonight

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some rain moved into the state Friday morning as a precursor to more potential scattered showers in the afternoon.

Meteorologists Mark Dixon and Scot Haney said they're the result of a weak and slow-moving cold front that's approaching southern New England. However, he said the front may actually dissipate before it arrives.

"Any storms that develop to our west will likely diminish before reaching Connecticut [Friday] evening," Dixon said. "Keep the umbrella handy, regardless."

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There should be plenty of cloud cover, which will keep the temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.

"However, the humidity will be a little higher," Haney said. "Dew point temperatures will likely reach or exceed 60 degrees."

The showers are expected to move east of the region by Friday night.

"For the weekend, our forecast remains on track," Dixon said. "Saturday will feature summer-like warmth with highs well into the mid if not upper 80s away from Long Island Sound."

Saturday is expected to the best of the two weekend days. 

It should be an ideal morning for the Race for the Cure in Hartford's Bushnell Park.

"A storm will move into the Great Lakes region on Sunday and a warm front will move up the Atlantic seaboard," Haney forecasted.

He said the state should expect periods of rain throughout the day.

"While there may be times when very little rain is falling, there could also be some gusty thunderstorms in parts of the state during the afternoon," Haney said.

Highs will stay in the 70s.

The rain should lift away by Sunday night.

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