The threat of storms that has been in southwestern Connecticut's air, off and on, for the last several weeks appears to be easing just in time to celebrate the July 4th holiday.
Although the National Weather Service says there is 20 percent chance of precipitation through tonight, skies today are expected to be partly sunny as the daytime high temperature rises to the low-80s.
Besides a continued slight chance of showers tonight, skies will likely be partly cloudy as the temperature dips to a low of about 70 degrees.
The Independence Day forecast is fairly bright: Skies are expected to be partly sunny and temperatures will rise to the mid-80s, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Night skies for area fireworks shows, though partly cloudy, will pose no threat of precipitation as the temperature registers a low of about 70 degrees, the NWS says.
Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with temperatures rising to a high near 90 degrees. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 70 degrees.
On Saturday, after patchy fog burns off in the morning, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 90 degrees. Night skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 70 degrees.
The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.