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Connecticut sees record high again

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WFSB reporter Eva Zymaris captured this photo in her travels on Wednesday (WFSB) WFSB reporter Eva Zymaris captured this photo in her travels on Wednesday (WFSB)
A temperature record remained in tact in the Windsor area Wednesday afternoon. (Len Jejer/iWitness photo) A temperature record remained in tact in the Windsor area Wednesday afternoon. (Len Jejer/iWitness photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut had its second consecutive day of record warmth.

The record temperature was recorded in Bridgeport around 3 p.m. The unofficial temperature was 85 degrees. 

The record for the greater Hartford area was 82 degrees. For Bridgeport, it's 81. Both were set in 1963.

As of 4 p.m., the temperature was 78 degrees at Bradley International Airport, so it was unlikely for a new record to be reached on Wednesday. The high temperature at Bradley was 80 degrees.  

While Meteorologist Scot Haney wasn't forecasting the same warmth as Tuesday, temperatures were in the low 80s on Wednesday.

"We have a shot at getting close to this heat again, especially closer to the shoreline," Haney said. "Yes, the unusually warm, August-like weather will continue [Wednesday] afternoon."

On Tuesday, the Early Warning Forecast Center reported a record-breaking high of 84 in Windsor Locks. The old record was 80, which was set in 1968.

"[Wednesday] will be a partly sunny day," Haney said. "However, a cold front will be sliding through the state and may, at times, bring about times of mainly cloudy skies."

Some cooler are on the edge of the front could prevent the state from breaking any records, at least inland.

"This process will likely keep inland temps just below record breaking levels and make the shoreline most prone to near-records, especially as the wind turns more westerly late in the day, pushing away a sea breeze," Haney said.

The night should be mostly clear, which will allow temperatures to drop back.

"We're expecting temperatures to dip into the low 50s, which is still about 10 to 12 degrees above average," Haney said.

There will be increasing cloudiness come Thursday.

Cooler temps can also be expected.

"Yes, the air behind the cold front that's moving through [Wednesday], will be much cooler than the temps we've enjoyed over the past couple of days," Haney said. "You can expect highs [Thursday] to peak in the lower 60s."

Scattered showers are in the forecast for Friday.

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