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Steamy temps expected to produce storms Friday

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Temperatures in parts of the state reached 90 on Thursday, kicking off the next potential heat wave.

However, these steamy temps are expected to lead to some storms on Friday.

As a result, Friday is an Early Warning Weather Day.

The sky will remain clear on Thursday night, Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest, and temperatures will fall back through the 80s.

The heat continues on Friday.

"Tomorrow will be partly sunny, hot and humid," DePrest said.

While no record will be broken on Friday, there is the potential for strong thunderstorms on Friday afternoon and evening.

"If there are too many clouds in the morning from a weakening batch of showers and thunderstorms, sunshine and instability could be reduced for at least part of the day," DePrest said. "Also, the more favorable dynamics for severe weather could hold off until the evening or nighttime hours."

For now, the Storm Prediction Center has placed central and northern Connecticut in a "slight" risk area for severe weather.

"The main threat from any severe storms that form will be damaging winds and hail in addition to heavy rain and frequent lightning," DePrest said.

The EPA said poor air quality is expected for coastal New England on Friday. An Air Quality Alert will be in effect on Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for most of the state.

The weekend will be a hot one!

A cold front will move off to move off to the south and east of New England tomorrow night and Saturday. While the humidity will drop, it will still be hot.

Temperatures are expected to reach the low and middle 90s on Saturday. 

Highs will be closer to 90 degrees on Sunday.

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