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As Rain Clears, Heat Wave Heads For Bridgeport

Ice cream will be a sweet treat for the next few days as the first heat wave of the summer is expected to roll in to Fairfield County.
Ice cream will be a sweet treat for the next few days as the first heat wave of the summer is expected to roll in to Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Morning clouds were expected to clear Tuesday as the first heat wave of the summer prepares to descend on Fairfield County.

Tuesday's forecast called for temperatures to reach the low 80s, but with a significant increase in humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will rise into the mid 90s and will stay there Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Humidity will also make the days uncomfortable, with levels increasing to 64 percent on Friday.

Here's the extended forecast from the NWS:

Wednesday : Sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday Night : Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday : A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Friday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Saturday : A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Saturday Night: M ostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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