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Greenwich Beaches Reopened to Swimmers

Ban caused by excessive weekend rainfall lifted.

Pull on your swimsuits and grab the beach towels - the has reopened all four town beaches swimming.

The order to close the beaches came Sunday morning after more than 3 inches of rain fell within a 24-hour period. According to Michael Long, the director of the Greenwich Health Department's Environmental Services, the beaches at Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point), Byram Park, Island Beach and Great Captain's Island were reopened to swimmers Tuesday morning.

While the beaches are open, it's not exactly a great weather day to spend at the sandy shores of Greenwich.

According to the National Weather Service, there's little chance of seeing the sun on Tuesday.

Here is today's forecast: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light north wind.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Light southwest wind.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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