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Fear of Rain Forces Westport to Delay Fireworks

Town plans ahead as forecasters warn of rain for the holiday

Westport, CT | Added on July 02, 2014 At 11:59 AM

Those looking to attend the popular fireworks display on Westport's Compo Beach will have to wait a few extra days.  Due to expectations for rain, the town now plans to hold the event on its alternate date: Monday, July 7th.

"Due to the projected weather forecast, it was felt it necessary to reschedule the fireworks display. We hope that this notification will allow  people to reschedule their plans to enjoy the celebration on Monday July 7," said the organizers behind the event in a statement, The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) and Westport Parks and Recreation.

Tropic Storm Arthur is becoming the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, according the National Hurricane Center.  The storm is currently over Florida, and the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to strengthen in the next 48 hours. And, that means if the storm stays on track, Connecticut could likely expect wet weather to come our way Friday, July 4th.

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