A weekend special-ordered for Dads is on tap, a sunny and warm springtime showcase promising to shine on outdoor Father's Day celebrations.
The National Weather Service predicts that today and tomorrow will be a marked change from the rain, gray skies and blustery winds that buffeted southwestern Connecticut earlier in the week.
The first day of the weekend should be the best, the NWS says, with clear, bright skies and temperatures rising to a daytime high of about 80 degrees. There will be a northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-50s and a west wind around 6 mph.
Tomorrow, Father's Day, is expected to be partly sunny, but the NWS says there is 30 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. The high temperature should be in the upper-70s. Nighttime brings a slightly greater chance -- 40 percent -- of showers and possible thunderstorms before midnight. Skies will cloud over and the low temperature about 60 degrees.
On Monday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature about 80 degrees. There remains a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night as the temperature registers a low in the low-60s.
There is a 40 percent chance of daytime showers Tuesday, the NWS predicts, as skies remain cloudy, with a high temperature in the mid-70s. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy, with a low around temperature about 60 degrees.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-70s. Night skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-50s.
The outlook for Thursday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 70s.