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Air Quality Alert Issued As Heat, Humidity Invade Bridgeport For Weekend

Residents of Fairfield County may be flocking to the beach to beat the heat this weekend.
Residents of Fairfield County may be flocking to the beach to beat the heat this weekend. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With more heat and humidity in the forecast for the weekend, residents of Fairfield County will be heading for the beach — or for the comfort of air conditioning.

And even worse for lower Fairfield County, the state has declared Saturday as an Air Quality Action Day.

The sweltering weather has already lasted much of the week. The Hot and humid conditions will continue Saturday with temperatures in the upper 80s along the coast to lower 90s inland. The combination of the heat and humidity will make it feel like the lower to mid-90s.

For Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 a.m., with overnight lows in the low 70s.

Sunday will see a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees.

On an Air Quality Action Day, ground level ozone may approach or exceed healthy standards. For more information, visit www.ct.gov/deep/aqi .

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