First September Heat Wave Since 1983

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The first September heat wave in decades is official as the temperature has hit 90 degrees at Bradley International.

Monday tied the record of 93 degrees, while Tuesday broke a record, at 96 degrees. Temperatures reached 92 degrees Wednesday, breaking the record of 91 set in 2002.

Clouds will mix with sunshine today as the heat and humidity continue to grip the region. A few showers will work in late this evening ahead of the next weather-maker.

Tomorrow is cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms, but the severe threat is very low as there won’t be much instability in the atmosphere.

Some of the rain will be heavy at times during the day and temperatures will peak in the lower- to middle-80s.

The rain is needed across Connecticut. Windsor Locks currently has a 5.7-inch rainfall deficit this year, while Bridgeport has a 6.2-inch rainfall deficit for 2015. Those numbers equate to roughly a month and a half worth’s of rain.

Thursday’s rain will be on the order of a half and inches to an inch and a half, with some spots picking up more than 2 inches of rain.

While there can be a lingering shower on Friday morning, Friday will turn out to be a refreshing day. Skies clear in the afternoon, it will be breezy and temperatures will only be in the middle-70s -- starting to feel more like the season ahead!

This weekend appears to be a split.

Saturday will be very nice with a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures will be in the middle- and upper-70s with no humidity. Great news for NBC Connecticut’s Shred-It event at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley.

By Sunday, clouds return and showers are likely. Temperatures will still be in the 70s and the chance of rain continues into Monday.

The average high temperature this time of year is 77 degrees, while the average low temperature is 55 degrees. Starting on Friday afternoon and extending into next week, the forecast is very seasonable. No 90-degree weather is expected.

Stay with the NBC Connecticut First Alert weather team for the very latest forecast on-air, online and on the app.

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