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Rain to be followed by the potential for record-warmth

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A warm front brought clouds and rain into the state on Monday, which will lead to the potential for record warmth later in the week.

Rain began falling in the state on Monday afternoon.

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The rain will continue to linger as Monday night goes on, but it should end by midnight.

Overnight, Meteorologist Mark Dixon said to expect areas of drizzle and patchy fog.

A dense fog advisory was issued for the shoreline counties until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s.

Then, the warmth begins.

"How warm it gets will be dependent upon sunshine --- how quickly the fog and clouds erode," Dixon said.

Tuesday will be unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 60s.

There is the potential for record warmth. The record high in greater Hartford for Feb. 20 is 69 degrees, set in 1930.

For the shoreline, highs will be in the 50s. The record for Bridgeport is 54 degrees, set in 1991.

Wednesday will be even warmer, with temperatures peaking near 70 degrees in the interior portions of the state.

The shoreline will once again be cooler.

The records are 63 in greater Hartford, set in 1930, and 59 in Bridgeport, set in 2002.

Cooler weather returns on Thursday with a cold front.

Temps are forecasted to be in the 40s.

"We are also forecasting a mostly cloudy sky with a chance for rain showers, especially during the afternoon and evening," Dixon said.

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