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The heat and humidity return with some downpours

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The summertime heat and humidity made a return on Friday along with some downpours.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron tracked showers moving across southern Connecticut Friday afternoon.

"Over the next one to two hours, showers will move into the state and develop overhead," Cameron said.

A particularly strong cell was working its way past New Haven County into New London County.

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According to meteorologist Scot Haney, the state is on track to see one of the hottest Augusts on record.

"Temperatures will near the 90 degree mark inland with fairly high levels of humidity," Haney said. "Along the shoreline, the mercury should reach the mid to upper 80s."

Haney said that while most of the day will be partly sunny, there will be a couple of chances for isolated storms or showers.

"We do run the risk for isolated showers later [Friday] morning, and then again through the early afternoon hours," Haney said. "We can’t rule out some rumbles of thunder, too."

Any unsettled weather is compliments of a cold front moving through the region, Haney said.

"By this evening, the front will be offshore and the unsettled weather will be moving out," he said. "Drier air will work into the state for the weekend."

Haney said both Saturday and Sunday look fantastic.

"Temperatures both days will start out in the 60s then warm into the mid if not upper 80s, several degrees above the average high for this time of year," he said.

The next chance for rain comes Monday, but it's pretty low.

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