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Westport weather: Air-quality alert, with stormy potential

Published 5:29 am, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Today's forecast for southwestern Connecticut is expected to mirror yesterday's: partly sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-80s and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

There is also an air-quality alert issued for the region "until further notice," with state officials warning that high temperatures and humidity can produce unhealthy ozone levels.

The high temperature today will rise to the mid-80s, according to the National Weather Service, with a south wind 5 to 8 mph. Odds of a storm are rated about 40 percent, mainly between 3 and 5 p.m., with the potential for heavy downpours, the NWS says.

There is a 30 percent of storms overnight, as the temperature dips to a low of about 70 degrees.

Tomorrow, the chance of showers and thunderstorms rises to 50 percent after 1 p.m. with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Nighttime brings a 50-50 chance of precipitation with the low temperature registering about 70 degrees.

On Thursday, storms are again possible, the NWS predicts, rating the possibility as 60 percent. The daytime high temperature will be in the mid-80s under mostly cloudy skies. Night skies remain cloudy, the temperature dips to a low in the upper-60s and odds of precipitation lessen to 30 percent.

Friday will have mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the mid-80s and a 30 percent chance of precipitation. The nighttime low temperature will be in the mid-60s, with continued 30 percent chance of precipitation.

The outlook for Saturday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.