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Westport weather: Storm warnings issued

Published 7:02 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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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.