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Westport weather: Nor'easter clearing out, temps warming up

Published 6:41 am, Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Traces of light, freezing precipitation, the last vestiges of the snowy nor'easter that buffeted southwestern Connecticut yesterday and overnight, should clear from the region by late morning -- and the temperatures head toward the balmy 60s this weekend.

Even though the storm left several inches of snow and ice across most of the region, it did not trigger a high storm surge or widespread power outages as Hurricane Sandy caused last week.

As the storm clears from the area, the National Weather Service predicts that skies will remain mostly cloudy and the daytime high temperature rises to the upper-40s. There will be a north wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent, according to the NWS.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 30 degrees and a northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with a high temperature in the low-50s. Nighttime will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-30s.

On Saturday, skies should be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-50s. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-40s.

Sunday, Veterans Day, should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-60s. Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the upper-40s.

The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is mostly sunny and temperatures in the mid-60s.