HARTFORD, Conn. — The National Weather Service says the city of Hartford has hit a record high temperature of 89 degrees.

Wednesday’s temperature at Bradley International Airport breaks the old record of 88 degrees previously set in 1998.

The weather service says Boston tied its record high temperature— 86 degrees — at 3:15 p.m. The record was last met in 1998.

Cooler temperatures are expected Thursday in Boston and Hartford.

In Providence, Rhode Island, the National Weather Service recorded the temperature at 83 degrees just before 4 p.m. The city’s record is 92 degrees.

The National Weather service says a few showers are developing across northern Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts. Heavy rainfall is possible on Nantucket, Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

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