Showers and thunderstorms are possible, periodically, throughout today -- a pattern that will hold sway until the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

After patchy fog lifts later this morning and a very early threat of storms eases, skies will be partly sunny today across southwestern Connecticut as the temperature rises to a daytime high in the low-80s. Odds of daytime precipitation are 40 percent, the NWS says.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms remain possible as the temperature dips to a low in the mid-60s Chance of overnight precipitation remains about 40 percent.

Tomorrow, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon, as the temperature rises to a high in the low-70s. The chance of precipitation increases to 70 percent by tomorrow night, as the temperature dips to a low of about 60 degrees.

On Friday, there remains a 70 percent chance of rain with temperatures rising to a high in the upper-60s. The threat of precipitation eases to 20 percent by nighttime, as the temperature takes a steep overnight tumble to a low in the mid-40s.

By Saturday, the unsettled weather cycle is expected to clear out of the region as skies turn sunny and the daytime high temperature registers in the mid-60s. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the upper-40s.

The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 60s.