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Westport weather: A damp weekend prelude to a heat wave

Published 7:02 am, Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Today is starting on a foggy, damp note and, according to the National Weather Service, things won't improve all that much as the day goes on.

After the early fog dissipates, skies across southwestern Connecticut will remain cloudy most of the day as the temperature rises to a high in upper-70s. There is a 40 percent chance of daytime precipitation, with isolated thunderstorms possible after 10 a.m., the NWS says.

Tonight, skies will remain cloudy, with the temperature dipping to a low in the upper-60s.

Tomorrow, more fog will settle across the region in the early-morning hours, but is expected to burn off under partly sunny skies later and the temperature is expected to rise to the mid-80s.

Tomorrow night will have partly cloudy skies as temperature registers a low of about 70 degrees.

Monday should be mostly sunny as the leading edge of a heat wave pushed the daytime high to about 90 degrees. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the low-70s.

Tuesday also will be sunny and hot, with a high temperature of about 90 degrees. Night skies will be clear and the low temperature will be in the low-70s.

The outlook for Wednesday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures about 90 degrees.