Westport weather: Warm day, wet night
Published 6:23 am, Friday, May 10, 2013
Today should be the warmest so far this year, as the daytime high rises to about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, before nighttime storms cool things off a bit.
After early-morning clouds clear from the region, skies should remain bright for most of the day, pushing the temperature upward before clouds move in. There will be a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, the NWS says there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with temperatures dropping into the upper-50s and a south wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tomorrow, showers and possibly a thunderstorm are possible through afternoon as skies remain mostly cloudy and the temperature rises to about 70 degrees. Chance of daytime precipitation is 70 percent.
The threat of unsettled conditions -- and both rain and strong winds -- remains in the forecast for tomorrow night as the temperature drops to a low in the mid-50s. There will be a southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of nighttime precipitation is 60 percent.
Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 70 degrees. Night skies will be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the upper-40s.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 60s.