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Westport weather: Springing ahead after the storm

Published 6:58 am, Saturday, March 9, 2013
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A day after a slow-moving winter storm dumped six inches of wet snow -- and much more in some places -- on southwestern Connecticut, sunny skies and balmy temperatures today should melt much of that white blanket.

A residual effect of all that melting snow, however, could be coastal flooding this morning, the National Weather Service warns. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. today, with the greatest threat of potential flooding during the high-tide period of about 9 a.m., the NWS says.

Otherwise, this day before the onset of Daylight Savings Time should be a harbinger of spring.

Temperatures should rise to about 50 degrees under clear skies, with a north wind 9 to 13 mph.

Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the upper-20s and a northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

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

Monday will be mostly cloudy, the NWS says, with a high temperature in the upper-40s. Showers are likely Monday night as the temperature dips to a low of about 40 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Continuing showers should be expected Tuesday, with a high temperature in the low-50s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 80 percent. More showers are possible overnight, with a low temperature in the low-30s. Chance of nighttime precipitation is 40 percent.

The outlook for Wednesday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures near 50 degrees.