Westport weather: Breaking the storm cycle, briefly
Published 6:07 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013
There will be a break today in the unsettled weather conditions that buffeted southwestern Connecticut with periodic rain -- and rainbows -- over the last several days, but more storms are possible tomorrow.
The National Weather Service says that, under mostly sunny skies, today's daytime high temperature will rise to the upper-70s, with a northwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the upper-50s and a northwest wind around 6 mph.
Tomorrow, however, the showery cycle returns, with rain -- and possible thunderstorms -- possible after 3 p.m. The high temperature will be in the upper-60s with an east wind 7 to 14 mph. Odds of daytime precipitation are 90 percent, the NWS says.
Showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, remain possible tomorrow night. Some of the storms could trigger heavy rainfall, with northeasterly winds that could gust to about 25 mph. The overnight low temperature will fall to the mid-50s. Chance of nighttime precipitation is 90 percent.
On Friday, showers are likely, mainly before 2 p.m. Skies will be cloudy most of the day, with a high temperature in the upper-60s. It will be breezy, with a north wind 20 to 24 mph, gusting as high as 40 mph. Chance of daytime precipitation is 60 percent.
There remains a 20 percent chance of precipitation Friday night as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-50s.
Saturday is expected to break the stormy trend, with sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-70s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy with a low temperature in the mid-50s.
On Sunday, skies will be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-70s. By Sunday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers as the temperature registers a low of about 60 degrees.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is for cloudy skies, temperatures in the 70s and a slight chance of showers.