FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As a picture perfect Fourth of July weekend comes to a close across Fairfield County, it looks like rain and thundershowers are moving into the area, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds were moving into the area early Monday evening ahead of an advancing low pressure system that will pass over or just south of the area by nighttime.
Light rain is possible before midnight, but the heaviest rain will occur mostly after 1 a.m. in Fairfield County.
The chance of a thunderstorm is 50 percent for Monday evening, growing to an 80 percent chance of rain for the overnight. The temperature will drop into the mid-60s, with a quarter-inch of new rain possible.
Showers and thunderstorms remain likely across Fairfield County through 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Clouds will gradually give way to sun, with a high near 85. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with a quarter-inch possible, or more in thunderstorms.
Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the low to mid 80s before a hot and humid airmass moves into Fairfield County for Wednesday. The region is likely to hit nearly 90 degree or more both Wednesday and Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
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