With mostly sunny skies in the forecast for southwestern Connecticut for the next few days, the meteorological prospects to help the region recover from Hurricane Sandy would seem bright.
But the National Weather Service warns that temperatures tonight -- and nighttimes into next week -- will plunge into the mid- to low-30s. Those degree readings at or near the freezing mark will, at the very least, discomfort thousands in the region who still lack power in the wake of the superstorm -- and, for the elderly and sick, the cold weather could pose a threat to their health and safety.
Today, however, there is a slight chance of showers after noon, according to the NWS. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with a daytime high temperature in the mid-50s. There will be a northwest wind 6 to 13 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-30s and a northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature about 50 degrees. There will be a northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph, the NWS says. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-30.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high temperature in the low-50s. Nighttime should be mostly clear, with a low temperature in the mid-30s.
Monday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a daytime high temperature in the upper-40s. Monday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-30s.
The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, is partly sunny and temperatures in the upper-40s.