After glorious Memorial Day weather and a fine start to the shortened work week today, there's a likelihood that showers will put a damper on things by this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunny skies early this morning are expected to give way to clouds as the daytime temperature rises to a high in the mid-60s in southwestern Connecticut. There will be a south wind 5 to 7 mph. Odds of precipitation, primarily after 5 p.m., are about 60 percent, the NWS says.

Tonight, the chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 80 percent, the weather service predicts, as the temperature registers a low in the mid-50s. Patchy fog will settle over parts of the region, with a southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tomorrow, more showers are likely, primarily before 11 a.m. The daytime high temperature, under cloudy skies, will be in the mid-70s. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. There is a slight, 30 percent, chance of precipitation tomorrow night as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-60s.

Thursday should reverse the rainy trend and, under sunny skies, the temperature is expected to rise sharply to a high in the mid-80s. By nighttime, however, there is a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m., with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

On Friday, skies should be mostly sunny, with temperature again reaching into the mid-80s. Nighttime skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

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