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Temps reached 90, kicking off potential heat wave

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On Wednesday, the temperature reached 90 degrees, kicking off the potential for a heat wave.

Temperatures reached 90 degrees in Hartford on Wednesday, and Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said it could be the beginning of a potential heat wave.

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A few showers and thunderstorms could develop on Wednesday night, as air with higher moisture content flows into the state.

Overnight lows will range from 65 and 75 degrees, so it will be muggy overnight.

There could be some showers and non-severe thunderstorms on Thursday, but the next round will arrive during the afternoon hours.

"This time, there is a chance for strong to severe storms. The main threat will be damaging winds and torrential rain," DePrest said.

The time period of greatest concern will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Temperatures could reach 90 degrees on Thursday again, but it depends on cloud cover.

Weather conditions will settle down Thursday night, and a cold front will pass through southern New England on Friday.

"The risk of a shower or thunderstorm will be low. The humidity should gradually drop thanks to a developing northwesterly flow, but the morning hours could still be quite humid," DePrest said.

He said Friday will likely be the hottest day of the week, with temperatures reaching the low and middle 90s.

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