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Hotter Temperatures Expected Today

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Temperatures pushing into the middle and upper 90s will again bring dangerous heat and sweltering humidity to Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says the heat index will be at or over 100 degrees Thursday, as it was on Wednesday. There’s a chance some areas will get showers and thunderstorms later in the day.

A record high temperature of 97 degrees was set in Hartford on Wednesday, breaking a record of 96 degrees set in 1995. Temperatures in the city could hit 98 degrees on Thursday, with Bridgeport and New Haven reaching 97 and Waterbury at 91 degrees.

People are being urged to keep hydrated and take it easy outside.

Cooler weather is expected on Friday.

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