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Easton Kids Splash Away the Summer Heat

EASTON, Conn. -- Nicky Garoffolo closed his eyes and yelled "Marco" while swimming Thursday in the pool at the Easton Racquet Club . His sisters, Nina and Mia, and their friend, Michael Russell, responded with "Polo" and splashed the water to divert Nicky from tagging them.

The kids spent the afternoon Thursday cooling off by the pool. At home, they ate ice cubes and ice cream to keep cool.

Antonietta Fitzgerald of Monroe canceled her boys' tennis practice Thursday because of the heat. "I didn't want to overdo it," she said.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch , an air quality alert and a hazardous weather outlook for Easton Thursday. The temperature hit about 88 degrees, with a heat index of 95. Thursday night is expected to cool down to about 73. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. on Friday won't stop the heat. It's expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 95, and heat index values as high as 100.

Saturday there is a slight chance of showers after noon, but it is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Sunday will cool down a little, with a high near 87.

How does the heat affect you and your plans? Leave your comments below.

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