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Westport weather: Hot & humid holidazed

Published 6:17 am, Friday, July 5, 2013
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The region will continue to broil today in the fiery weather of this July 4th holiday weekend, the National Weather Service says.

Temperatures will rise to a daytime high near 90 degrees in southwestern Connecticut, with the heat-and-humidity index making it feel even more uncomfortable. There will be a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with the temperature dipping to a low of about 70 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and the high temperature will rise to about 90 degrees. Nighttime brings a 20 percent chance of precipitation as the low temperature registers in the low-70s.

On Sunday, there is a minor chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 90 degrees. Odds of daytime precipitation are 30 percent, the NWS says.

There remains a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight Sunday, under cloudy skies and a temperature dipping to a low of about 70 degrees.

Monday, there odds of precipitation increase to about 40 percent, the NWS says, as the temperature rises to a high into the mid-80s. There also is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night, with a low temperature in the upper-60s.

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