HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Scorching temperatures and high humidity are forecast for Connecticut as summer takes hold.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Wednesday for the Hartford area and southwest Connecticut, where temperatures in the 90s and high humidity could bring heat index values over 100.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.

The weather service says temperatures could break daily records on Wednesday and Thursday. The record at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks for each of those dates is 96 degrees.

The high for June at Bradley has reached 100 degrees twice: on June 26, 1952, and on June 30, 1964.

The weather service says highs could exceed that before a cold front arrives later this week.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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