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CT cities postpone fireworks due to weather concerns

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The City of Middletown fireworks festival moved to Saturday. (WFSB) The City of Middletown fireworks festival moved to Saturday. (WFSB)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

Concerns over the weather on Friday have caused Connecticut cities to reschedule their fireworks displays. 

The City of Middletown fireworks festival will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday with the fireworks display at 9 p.m. 

"As of right now, there is a significant chance of thunderstorms and torrential rain around the time our show was set to begin Friday night," Middletown Mayor Daniel T. Drew said in an email on Thursday. 

The storms are expected to leave the state on Saturday morning. Saturday is expected to be dry and in the 80s. Drew said the weather for Saturday evening "will make for a more enjoyable experience for the public."

"Though we would normally wait longer to make a decision regarding postponement, Saturday’s forecast is vastly better than Friday’s – regardless of whether we receive thunderstorms," Drew said. 

Milford has also postponed its fireworks, which were scheduled for Friday. The Kick off to Summer Fireworks event was moved to July 8, due to the possible storm on Friday. 

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Lisman Landing Marina. The fireworks extravaganza is expected "to light-up the harbor "at 9:15 p.m. Michael Rea will take the stage at 5 p.m. and then, the Flashbacks will perform at 7 p.m. 

The Derby Shelton Fireworks will be postponed until Sunday. 

"We regret any inconvenience and wish you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend," Derby Town Clerk Marc J. Garofalo said. 

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