Westport weather: '3-H' days -- Hot, humid & hazardous
Published 6:00 am, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The threat of storms -- some of them severe -- definitely is in today's hot and humid air enveloping southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.
And, the weather service warns in a "hazardous weather outlook," rain and thunderstorms are possible every day through the weekend.
Today, skies will be partly sunny as the daytime high rises to the upper-80s, with a west wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of daytime precipitation is 30 percent.
The chance of storms rises late this afternoon and tonight to at least 50 percent, with possible downpours and gusty winds that could trigger flash flooding. Hail is even possible, the NWS warns, and patchy fog may settle across the region after midnight. The overnight low temperature will dip to the mid-60s.
Tomorrow, more unsettled conditions will prevail, with the odds of precipitation at 60 percent. The daytime high temperature will be in the upper-70s. Nighttime brings the similar likelihood of storms as the temperature registers a low in the mid-60s.
On Friday, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 a.m., the NWS says. Skies will be cloudy and the daytime high will rise to the upper-70s. Friday night has a 50 percent chance of storms with a low temperature in the in mid-60s.
Saturday again is under the threat of showers and thunderstorms, with the odds rated about 50 percent by the NWS. The daytime high temperature will be about 80 degrees. The unsettled weather cycle rolls into Saturday night as the low temperature drops to the mid-60s.
The outlook for Sunday is familiar: Showers and thunderstorms possible, cloudy and temperatures about 80.