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Westport weather: Heat & humidity hold on

Published 5:13 am, Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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  • John Irby worked construction on the Post Road as heat-wave temperatures crested in the mid-90s Tuesday afternoon. "This definitely is humid, heavy and hot," he said. Photo: Jarret Liotta / Westport News contributed
    John Irby worked construction on the Post Road as heat-wave temperatures crested in the mid-90s Tuesday afternoon. "This definitely is humid, heavy and hot," he said. Photo: Jarret Liotta

 

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Today will be another day in the steam bath for southwestern Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says the heat wave will continue with sunny skies baking the region in temperatures that reach a daytime high in the mid-90s. There will be a 5 to 7 mph south wind in the morning.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-70s and south wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tomorrow, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., and some of the storms could be severe. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-90s again -- and heat index values as high as 101, according to the NWS.

Tomorrow night there remains a 20 percent chance of storms as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-70s.

On Friday, skies will be mostly sunny again and the temperature will rise to the mid-90s, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation, primarily after 5 p.m.

There remains a 20 percent chance of storms Friday night as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-70s.

On Saturday, showers and thunderstorms are likely after noon, the NWS says, and some of those storms could trigger downpours and strong winds. Temperatures are expected to rise to the upper-80s; odds of precipitation are rated about 60 percent.

There remains a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night, with the possibility that some of the storms could be severe.

The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny, possible showers and temperatures in the 80s.