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Westport weather: Cooler by a few degrees

Published 6:00 am, Monday, July 8, 2013
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It may be a matter of just a couple of degrees, but the National Weather Service the thermometer today won't rise quite as high as the sizzling 90-degree levels of the July 4th holiday weekend.

The daytime high temperature in southwestern Connecticut is expected to rise to the mid- to upper-80s, the NWS says, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. There will be a southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy as the temperature dips to a high in the upper-60s, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Tomorrow, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, but skies otherwise will be partly sunny and the temperature will rise to a high in the mid-80s. Nighttime skies will be cloudy with a 20 percent chance of precipitation and the temperature dips to a low of about 70 degrees.

On Wednesday, skies will be partly sunny with a high temperature in the mid-80s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 40 percent. Night Wednesday Night skies turn cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-70s and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

By Thursday, odds of precipitation rise to about 50-50, the NWS says, with a daytime high temperature in the mid-80s. Chance of nighttime showers and thunderstorms remains 50 percent, with a low temperature of about 70 degrees.

The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.