Poor air quality expected Wednesday

DEEP issues alert for Fairfield area

With temperatures expected to approach 90 in Fairfield Wednesday, Aug. 27, the state is warning of potentially unhealthy air.

deep-logo-2The Connecticut Department Of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued an air-quality-action day for southern Fairfield County on Wednesday, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for a high of 90, with temperatures in the upper 80s by 1 p.m. and 90 by 3 p.m.

Some isolated thunderstorms could start Wednesday evening in the region, bringing the temperature down to 77 by 9 p.m.

An air-quality-action day means that ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

There is more information on this at the DEEP’s air-quality website, ct.gov/deep/aqi.

After Wednesday’s scorcher, the rest of August — and Labor Day weekend — is expected to be cooler. Thursday’s high is forecast to be 82 and sunny, 79 and sunny on Friday and Saturday, and some thunderstorms and highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s on Sunday and Monday.

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