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Rain expected as weekend approaches

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Chances for rain will continue Friday night through the second half of the weekend.

Also, the state's chances for a heat wave have diminished.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said a backdoor cold front has kept temperatures in the 70s and 80s in may spots.

After two consecutive days in the 90s at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Friday looks to snap the three-day streak of 90 degrees needed for an official heat wave declaration.

The state was expected see more clouds than sunshine. That should keep highs in the 80s.

"As we head through the afternoon hours, areas of rain with embedded thunder to our west will head toward Connecticut," Dixon said. "Since the air mass overhead is more stable here, storms will weaken as they enter the state."

Any storms that enter the state are not expected to be severe. However, they could have some heavy rain.

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"Regardless, we’re not getting a break from the humidity as dew point temperatures will remain in the 70s," Dixon said.

As for the weekend, Saturday looks unsettled.

Dixon forecasted mostly cloudy skies and a fair chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms.

"While a washout appears unlikely, many towns will get wet and perhaps drenched at some point during the day," he said. "The air will remain humid, but clouds and an east or northeasterly flow will likely keep temperatures in the 70s in many parts of the state."

The chance for showers is expected to linger into Sunday since the system is a slow-moving one.

"We'll get a brief break from the humidity early next week," Dixon said. "Then it gradually returns, as does the heat."

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