Thunderstorms that rattled through southwestern Connecticut early this morning failed to break the heat wave, and the National Weather Service says more hot and humid weather -- and possibly severe storms -- are in store today.

The threat of storms -- some with lightning and heavy rain -- is greatest after 1 p.m., the NWS says. Otherwise, skies will be hazy with the daytime high temperature rising to the low 90s.

Showers and thunderstorms remain a possibility overnight. Skies will be cloudy with the temperature falling to a low of about 67 degrees.

Tomorrow should be cooler, the NWS says, with a high of about 80 degrees. But there is also a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible, after 2 p.m. Unsettled weather is also possible tomorrow night, when the temperature is expected to fall to about 60 degrees.

The forecast for the weekend remains fairly uninviting: Showers and thunderstorms are possible both days, with cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s.