Record-High Heat and Chance of Severe Thunderstorms Today

The temperature has set a record, reaching 94 degrees at Bradley Airport.

The daily high-temperature record was 93 degrees, which was set in 2001. This is the second day in a row to reach the 90s. 

NBC Connecticut team of meteorologists has also issued a First Alert for the threat of severe thunderstorms across Connecticut today.

Instability in the atmosphere will allow for the development of the thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to meteorologist Josh Cingranelli.

Any storms that do form have the chance to be strong to severe and will contain gusty, potentially damaging winds, frequent lightning and hail.

There is also a threat for thunderstorms on Friday.

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