The skies have cleared of yesterday's storm clouds, which unleashed periodic heavy rain, and today promises to be sunny and warm, the National Weather Service predicts.

The daytime high temperature in southwestern Connecticut will rise to the mid-70s, with a northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

Tonight also will be clear, with a low temperature about 50 degrees and a north wind around 7 mph.

Tomorrow's forecast is pretty much the same, the NEWS says, with a high temperature in the mid-70s and a north wind 5 to 8 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Nighttime will be mostly cloudy, with the temperature registering a low in the low-50s.

Thursday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature of about 70 degrees. Rain or drizzle is likely overnight, mainly after midnight, as clouds and patchy fog move in and the temperature dips to a low of about 60 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent, the NWS says.

On Friday, rain is likely throughout the day, with the potential for torrential downpours into Saturday, the NWS warns in a "hazardous weather outlook." Skies will be cloudy, with a high temperature in the low-70s. Odds of daytime precipitation are 70 percent, the NWS says. Rain also remains likely Friday night, as the temperature hits a low of about 60 degrees.

The outlook for Saturday, according to the weather service, is rain, clouds and temperatures in the 70s.