A holiday-weather spectacular is in the offing for today's Memorial Day parades, tributes and picnics, according to the National Weather Service.

Southwestern Connecticut's forecast is so nice that it should help erase memories of the damp, chilly condition of the preceding days, as sunny skies boost the daytime high temperature rises to the mid-70s, with a west wind 5 to 13 mph.

Tonight will be clear, with a low temperature about 50 degrees and a southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tomorrow should also be mostly sunny, with a high temperature about 70 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of showers tomorrow night, the NWS says, with a low temperature in the upper-50s.

On Wednesday more unsettled conditions are on tap, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as skies remain overcast and the high temperature registers in the mid-70s. There is a slight chance of precipitation Wednesday night, with a low temperature about 60 degrees.

Thursday should be mostly sunny, with temperature in the mid-80s. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight as the temperature dips to the mid-60s.

The outlook for Friday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.