Update, 1 p.m. -- An air quality alert has been issued for Fairfield County from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, the National Weather Service says. An "alert" means ozone in the region may excede healthy levels, the Weather Service says.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Air conditioning and then umbrellas will come in handy Monday and Tuesday in Fairfield County -- sweltering heat and thunderstorms with potentially heavy winds are ahead, the National Weather Service says.
Skies will be clear Monday and the high may hit 90.
There is a chance of thunderstorms early Tuesday morning. Then, temperatures Tuesday may creep above 90, and a coming "cold front" will bring a threat of damaging winds, the National Weather Service says.
The storms could begin late Tuesday afternoon, causing small hail and heavy wind, and should clear up later Tuesday night, the Weather Service says.
Starting Wednesday, Fairfield County should be treated to some spectacular summer weather -- the forecast through Sunday calls for clear skies and temperatures in the low- to mid-80s.
What do you do when it's hot and stormy in Fairfield County?
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