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Westport weather: Clear today, storm tomorrow

Published 6:14 am, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Today is expected to be another day of clear skies across southwestern Connecticut, but a nor'easter is still on track to buffet the region tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

The daytime high temperature will rise to the mid-40s, with a north wind 6 to 10 mph.

Clouds move in beginning tonight as the temperature dips to a low of about 30 degrees. There will be a light northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tomorrow, there is a slight chance of snow before 9 a.m., with the precipitation changing to rain later. The high temperature will be about 40 degrees, with a northeast wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of daytime precipitation is 60 percent, the NWS says.

A coastal flood watch has been issued by the weather service from tomorrow night through Thursday morning.

Rain and snow likely are both likely tomorrow evening, becoming all snow after 9 p.m., the NWS says. The temperature will dip to about 30 degrees, with a north wind around 26 mph, gusting as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with new snow accumulation of several inches possible.

On Thursday, there is a 50 percent chance of snow before 9 a.m., then mixed precipitation till midday and all rain by afternoon, the NWS predicts. The high temperature will be about 40 degrees, with a north wind 23 to 26 mph, gusting as high as 44 mph.

Thursday overnight, there is a chance of rain and light snow with a low temperature in the low-30s.

On Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain, as the temperature rises to a high in the low-40s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 30 degrees.

The outlook for Saturday, the weather service says, is sunny and temperatures in the upper-40s.