Blustery winds are raking Westport and the rest of southwestern Connecticut early this morning, triggering a hazardous weather advisory from the National Weather Service.

The wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today, with gusts as strong as 45 mph, and steady wind of 21 to 24 mph most of the day.

The wind, powering sheets of rain, will make the first day of the work week pretty nasty, says the NWS forecast. About a tenth- to one-quarter inch of precipitation is expected.

High daytime temperature is expected to be in the mid-40s range.

The chances of rain continue tonight, with a 40 percent chance, the weather service predicts. Winds calm a bit, falling into the 15-to-18-mph range, but there still could be gusts clocked as high as 30 mph.

Tomorrow, there is a 30 percent likelihood of rain under cloudy skies. Daytime highs should be about 50 degrees. There will be a north wind between 15 and 17 mph.

Tuesday night, there is still a slight chance of showers and temperatures will be about 40 degrees.

On Wednesday, there NSW forecast a 20 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m., but the rest of the day should be partly sunny, with a high near 53 degrees.