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Westport weather: Clouds, showers on the way

Published 6:13 am, Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Fair skies this morning are expected to give way to clouds later, setting the stage for periods of potential precipitation over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service.

The daytime high temperature in southwestern Connecticut is expected to reach about 60 degrees, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Tonight, there is a slight chance of drizzle, along with fog, mainly after 10 p.m. The low temperature will dip to about 50 degrees, with a south wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tomorrow, there is a 30 percent chance of light precipitation -- and possible thunderstorms -- during the day as the daytime high temperature rises to the upper-60s.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely tomorrow night, as the temperature drops to a low of about 50 degrees, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph -- and wind gusts could be clocked over 40 mph, the NWS says. Chance of nighttime precipitation is 90 percent.

On Saturday, showers are likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-60s. Odds of daytime precipitation are about 60 percent. Nighttime should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-30s.

Sunday should be sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-50s. Sunday night should be mostly clear, with a low in the mid-30s.

The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is a partly sunny and temperatures in the 50s.