Rainy weather continues through July Fourth, some parks reach capacity

The rainy weather continued this Fourth of July across the state, according to the National Weather Service. But the bleak forecast did not stop people from visiting state parks.

Along the coast, the NWS is projecting a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 p.m. with a high near 73 degrees.

Closer to the state’s Capitol, the NWS is projecting a slight chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after 5 p.m. with a high near 72 degrees.

However, rain won’t ruin the extended weekend as the NWS is forecasting sunshine on Monday.

Along the coastline, the NWS is forecasting patchy fog before 8 a.m. but after, it is projecting a partly sunny day with a high near 77 degrees.

Near the Hartford area, the NWS is projecting a partly sunny day with a high near 79 degrees.

Despite the weather, people have made their way to state parks causing some parks to close.

DEEP announced Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield, Kent State Park in Kent and Pattaconk Recreation Area (Cockaponset State Forest) are closed due to their parking lots being full. Gillette Castle State Park is currently open to the public until sunset but ticket stales for tours of the castle are sold out for the remainder of the day.