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PM Update: One more hot, sticky day Wednesday; Record heat in New England

Today fit right in with the other days so far this month as we crested 90 degrees. Six of 8 days this September have exceeded that threshold and we’ll probably do it again Wednesday. Scattered showers and storms are possible late.

Through Tonight: Muggy and mid-summerlike this evening, with temperatures slowly falling back through the 80s. Overnight lows range from the mid-70s in our cooler suburbs to near 70 downtown. Light winds from the south. Mostly clear skies should allow for good viewing of the night and pre-dawn sky.

[International Space Station, Moon, Venus and Mars in early morning sky this week]

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Much like today, it’s partly sunny, hot and humid. Highs range from near 90 into the low 90s with uncomfortably high dew points from 68-72. Late in the afternoon and into the early evening, scattered showers and storms may flare up – but I think more of us are dry than not. Winds are from the south around 10 mph.

Weekend forecast update: The latest models are suggesting Saturday could be wet as low pressure may develop and track close to the area. An alternative scenario is that it tracks off the coast, keeping us dry. Stay tuned for updates.

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Record heat in Northeast: Several cities in the Northeast and New England, which were hotter than Washington, set record highs today.

Boston hit 96, its first record high this year.

Hartford also hit 96, breaking the old record of 95.

In New York City, the mercury touched 97, the hottest temperature this far into September since 1931.