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Heat waves stretches into 9th day

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Residents kept their ACs cranked up Friday after the recent heat wave showed no signs of stopping..

Commuters woke up to some wet roads and a humid weather on Friday morning.  

Flash flood watch was in effect for parts of the state.

But as the day progressed there was no flash flooding and temperatures were much higher than expected.

"Rainfall today was much lighter than expected.  We did receive reports of an inch of more in portions of Southern Connecticut, but northern portions of the state received about 0.20”," said meteorologist Bruce Deprest. 

The temperature shot to at least 90 degrees at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, carrying the heat wave to 9 days.

It started last Thursday when temperatures reached 93 degrees.

Last Friday was the hottest day of the heat wave with a high of 99 degrees.

The longest heat wave on record lasted 10 days in the summer of 1995, from July 24 to August 2.

Tomorrow is expected to be in the high 80s.

"We’ve now had 16 days this month with highs in the 90s. 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.  We can now add July 2016 to the list!" said Depriest.

Commuters woke up to some wet roads and a humid weather on Friday morning.  

Showers were falling throughout the state with the heaviest in the southern part of the state, WFSB meteorologist Scot Haney said.

The skies cleared up by late morning.

Tonight, there is the possibility of isolated showers throughout Northern Connecticut. Most of the state is expected to be dry.

Saturday is expected to have better weather for outdoor activities.

There will be partly sunny skies, highs in the mid to upper 80s with moderate humidity. 

However, there is a possibility that it will reach the 90 degree mark.

Showers and thunderstorms could reach Western Connecticut by Saturday evening.

Sunday is expected to be cooler with showers likely in the morning. Shower activity should be gone by the afternoon.

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