- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Temperature records have fallen in southern New England as summer-like warmth descended on the region.

By Tuesday afternoon, many locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut were in the 80s.

The National Weather Service says Boston set a new record high of 84 degrees. The previous record was 78 degrees, set in 1955.

In Windsor Locks, Connecticut, the temperature reached 88 degrees, breaking the previous record of 79.

Records were also set in Providence, Rhode Island, where the temperature reached 80 degrees, and in Worcester, Massachusetts, where the temperature reached 83 degrees. The previous records were 79 in Providence and 80 in Worcester.

It’ll be cooler Wednesday. The National Weather Service is predicting spring-like scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially across Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts.

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