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Westport weather: It's spring, but temps aren't rising

Published 6:34 am, Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Today is the first day of spring -- starting "officially" at 7:02 a.m. -- but weather in southwestern Connecticut will be fairly chilly today and the rest of the week.

Even though skies will be sunny, the National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature will reach only the upper-30s, with a west wind 10 to 17 mph.

Tonight, the temperature drops to a low in the mid-20s, and there is even a 30 percent chance of overnight snow showers, mainly in the early-morning hours of tomorrow, the NWS says. There will be a west wind 3 to 8 mph.

Tomorrow, there remains a chance of snow showers until about 7 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, and the high temperature will be in the upper-30s. The odds of morning precipitation are about 30 percent.

Tomorrow night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-20s and a northwest wind around 9 mph.

On Friday, skies should be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the upper-30s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the upper-20s.

Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high temperature about 40 degrees. Night skies will be clear, with a low temperature in the upper-20s.

Sunday also should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-40s. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-30s.

The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is cloudy, possible rain and snow, and temperature about 40 degrees.