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Wilton Set To Sweat As Heat Wave Arrives

WILTON, Conn. – Even with a few clouds up above Tuesday, the pending arrival of summer made it a fine day for Hillary Jackson to hang out and take a dip with her children at Wilton’s Merwin Meadows Park.

She’ll likely return Wednesday, when the kids will need a cool respite as temperatures are set to soar above 90 degrees. “Yeah, we’ll probably be back,” Jackson said after her son Declan, 4, gave the idea a thumbs up.

Swimming holes and pools figure to get plenty of use Wednesday. The forecast from the National Weather Service has Wednesday’s temperatures topping out at 94 degrees with a heat index making it feel like it is 100 degrees. The heat will likely remain in town Thursday as temperatures will again reach into the mid-90s before falling back to a high of 90 on Friday and settle into the mid-80s on Saturday.

Scott Kieras, Wilton’s assistant recreation director, figures the manmade pond at Merwin Meadows Park will be filled to capacity with residents anxious to cool off.

“We’re anticipating at least 200 people,” Kieras said, noting that it might have been even busier but Wilton schools are still in session. With that influx of water seekers, Kieras said the recreation department will have its full complement of lifeguards on hand.

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