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Wednesday brings day 7 of heat wave

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Wednesday is our seventh day of the heat wave, with temperatures at Bradley reaching 90 degrees by noon.

The good news on Wednesday is that the humidity isn't that bad, as dew points are in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

The heat wave started last Thursday when the temperature reached 93 degrees in Windsor Locks. Friday was the hottest day, with a high of 99.

"Including today, we’ve now had 14 days this month with highs in the 90s," Meteorologist Scot Haney said. "The record for the greatest number of days in July with highs in the 90s is 16 days and that occurred in 1955 and again in 1966."

Thursday will likely be the 8th day of the heat wave, and the humidity will be a little higher, in advance of a weak cold front.

"The front could trigger a few isolated or widely scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Many towns probably won’t get one," Haney said.

Some rain could come our way for Friday as well, which is needed "since much of the state is in a 'Moderate' drought."

The heat wave should end by Friday.

The weekend overall is looking good.

"Saturday should be partly to mostly sunny as temperatures are expected to reach the middle to upper 80s," Haney said.

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