Monday, June 23, 2003
Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer҅Finally!
Westporters took to the beaches today as the temperature soared into the mid-80s along the shore with even hotter weather forecast for later in the week.
JoeyҒs by the Shore did brisk business in ice cream and sodas at Compo Beach as the beachgoers came out with the sun. Lifeguards at Compo measured the water temperature at 60, but that did not deter swimmers young and old from taking the plunge.
Bedford Middle Schools weather station, in the north part of town, registered a high of 90 in mid-afternoon.
Weather forecasts for the first time this year mentioned the ғthree HsҔ hot, hazy and humid with a high Tuesday expected to be 92 inland and even hotter, possibly approaching 100, later in the week.
An accident along I-95 in Fairfield stopped and then slowed northbound traffic along the thruway in late afternoon, causing many cars to spill over to local Westport roads to try to avoid the backup.