Good morning Greenwich!
While it's going to be another gorgeous summer day, there is a health alert issued by the National Weather Service and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection because of increased ozone and humidity. Today because air pollution levels of ground-level ozone and/or particles are predicted to be in the "unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" or above category," according to the CT. DEEP. "During the warm seasons, unhealthy ground-level ozone concentrations may cause a variety of respiratory problems including breathing difficulty, coughing, and throat irritation," according to the DEEP.
Here's your forecast:
- Wednesday: Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
- Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Is your Disco Inferno fired up? 'Burn Baby Burn' and get into the electronic music vibe at the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department's weekly summer concert: Disco Inferno – '70s disco dance fun. It's all at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park at the bottom of Arch Street, starting at 7:15 p.m. Rain date: Thursday, Aug. 22. Admission is free.
And it's actually today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, that the westbound lanes of East Putnam Avenue at Wendle Place in Old Greenwich will be closed to traffic for a tree removal operation. The closure is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and by 11 a.m. one westbound lane should be reopened to traffic, according to Greenwich Police. (Because of a reporting error, we originally said the closure was to take place on Tuesday.)