Westport weather: Summer wanes, but temps rise
Updated 6:41 am, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Temperatures are on the rise over the next few days as summer wanes in southwestern Connecticut.
The National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature will rise to the mid- to upper-80s today through Thursday before falling back to typical late-summer levels by the weekend.
Skies will be sunny today as the temperature crests in the mid-80s, with a west wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-60s, with a southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west after midnight.
Tomorrow will also be sunny, with a high temperature in the upper-80s. Patchy fog will settle over parts of the region overnight as the temperature dips to mid-60s.
Thursday brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the region, mainly after 3 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-80s. Odds of daytime precipitation will be about 30 percent, the NWS says.
There remains a 30 percent chance of precipitation Thursday night, mainly before 9 p.m., as the temperature dips to the mid-60s.
Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high temperature about 80 degrees. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 60 degrees.
The outlook for Saturday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 70s.