Westport weather: Storm warnings issued
Published 7:02 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Strong storms could buffet southwestern Connecticut this afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service warns.
In issuing a "hazardous weather outlook" today, the NWS predicts isolated downpours and thunderstorms are likely after 4 p.m., which also could trigger flash flooding. The daytime high temperature is expected to rise to the mid-80s, with a south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of daytime precipitation is 60 percent, according to the weather service.
Tonight, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10 p.m. The temperature will dip to a low of about 70 degrees; odds of nighttime precipitation are about 60 percent.
Tomorrow, more showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 1 p.m., the NWS says. Skies will be cloudy and the high temperature will be in the low-80s. Chance of daytime precipitation is 60 percent.
Tomorrow night, the threat of storms remains about 60 percent, most likely before 7 p.m. The overnight low temperature will be in the upper-60s.
On Friday, there is a lesser, 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon, the NWS says. Skies will be partly sunny, with a high temperature about 80 degrees. The threat of precipitation remains about 30 percent Friday night, with a low temperature in the mid-60s.
Saturday should be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-80s. Nighttime is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-60s.
The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.