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Crowds hit beaches, lakes to enjoy holiday weekend

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EAST LYME, CT (WFSB) -

Some state parks started filling up to capacity early Sunday, as residents enjoyed the holiday weekend.

A little after 12:30 p.m., officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme was filled to capacity.

They said the same for Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield about two hours before that.

A reminder to residents, Burr Pond State Park in Torrington is closed this weekend because of a poor water quality test.

Around 1:30 p.m., Kent Falls State Park reached capacity, as well as Pattaconk Lake State Recreation Area in Chester. Mount Tom State Park was also filled to capacity around that time.

"We just came with family today to enjoy the day, we're local so we live like five minutes away. We most likely came here after 4, and you know we're enjoying the day like everybody else," said Eduardo Solcito, of Bantam.

As of 2 p.m., Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield had reached capacity.

Shortly after that, DEEP said Millers Pond State Park in Durham, Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, and Silver Sands State Park in Milford had reached capacity.

The next three days will be nice for people to celebrate the July 4 holiday outdoors.

Sunday was sunny, with humidity decreasing throughout the day.

Highs on Sunday reached 90 degrees inland. Shoreline temps stayed in the mid-80s.

Sunday night will be good for fireworks, as skies will be mostly clear with temperatures dropping into the mid-60s.

See a full list of fireworks here.

Meteorologist Mike Cameron said there could be an isolated shower on Sunday evening, but no severe weather is expected.

Track any showers that may pop up here.

Monday will be a nice day too, with some patchy clouds.

Some models say there could be an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in southern CT, Cameron said. There is a possibility, but confidence is low.

Tuesday, July 4, will feature partly sunny skies with temperatures reaching the 80s.

Read the full Technical Discussion here.

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