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Heat and humidity leads to chance for storms tonight

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Sunday was another scorcher, as the heat and humidity were on the rise, breaking temperature records in Bridgeport.

Bridgeport's old record from 92 degrees in 1974 was replaced on Sunday with a new record of 93.

“So, the excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are warranted for sure,” said Meteorologist Mike Cameron, which prompted Eyewitness News to declare Sunday an Early Warning Weather Day.

On Sunday afternoon, a patch of storms started moving into the state, prompting a thunderstorm warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties until 6:15 p.m., however that warning expired just before 6 p.m.

There is the chance for more scattered storms to push through the state as the evening goes on.

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The storms are expected to produce gusty wind and frequent lightning.

The thunderstorms are in response to a cold front that will be crossing through the state overnight, Cameron said.

"This front should provide lift needed to fuel scattered thunderstorms this evening. So, despite the “rapid refresh” model’s output, we think that thunderstorms with heavy downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty wind are possible," Cameron said.

The cold front should lower the humidity a little overnight, and it will drop a bit on Monday, but it will still be hot.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s, and there is another chance for 90 degree temperatures on Tuesday as well.

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