Westport weather: A dark & stormy night
Published 5:55 am, Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wet -- potentially wild -- weather is moving into southwestern Connecticut for the next several days.
The National Weather Service, in a "hazardous weather outlook" issued for today, warns that heavy rain tonight could trigger flash flooding.
Skies will be cloudy all day, and there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. The daytime high temperature is expected to rise to the upper-70s, with a south wind around 8 mph.
Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers likely -- and possibly a thunderstorm -- that could unleash downpours as the temperature dips to a low of about 70 degrees.
There remains a 60 percent chance of precipitation tomorrow during the day, as skies stay cloudy and the daytime temperature reaches a high in the upper-70s.
A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the outlook for tomorrow night as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-60s.
On Saturday, clearing sets in but there is a 20 percent chance of morning precipitation before 10 a.m. Later, skies will become partly sunny as temperatures rise to the upper-80s. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the low-60s.
Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature about 80s. Night skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-60s.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures about 80 degrees.