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CT breaks record high temperature for today

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A look at Hartford from Wickham Park. (WFSB photo) A look at Hartford from Wickham Park. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Don't put away that summer clothing just yet.

Connecticut broke the record for high temperature on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bradley International Airport. 

"The unusually warm, August-like weather will continue through mid-week," Meteorologist Scot Haney said. "[Tuesday's] record for greater Hartford is 80 degrees, set in 1968. And Wednesday’s record is 82 degrees, set in 1963. Both records could be tied or broken."

In Bridgeport, the record stands at 75 degrees for Tuesday and was set in 1990. It's 81 degrees for Wednesday, which was hit in 1963. Haney said both of those records are also in jeopardy.

"A cold front will bring a chance for an isolated shower late Wednesday," Haney said. "But many towns will remain dry as the front moves through the state."

Cooler weather will follow the front for Thursday. Highs will return to the 70s.

"We'll have more clouds than sun with a chance for showers late in the day," Haney said.

Connecticut could close out the week with a storm system; however, the situation is still developing.

As of Tuesday morning, Haney believes there will at least be scattered showers on Friday with highs in the 60s.

"Something else we’ll have to watch is a possible tropical connection, with moisture streaming up in our direction from the south and a secondary storm developing off the mid-Atlantic coast," Haney said. "If this moisture were to sync with the system approaching from the west, a more beneficial/soaking rain will be possible."

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