Hold out hope.

Even though skies are gray early this first day of the weekend, the National Weather Service says that skies will gradually brighten and most of today will be sunny in southwestern Connecticut.

The daytime high temperature will rise to about 70 degrees, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with the temperature dipping to a low in the low-50s.

Tomorrow, there is a chance of showers after 2 p.m., and skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high temperature in the mid-60s. Odds of daytime precipitation is 30 percent, the NWS says.

By late tomorrow night, the chance of precipitation increases to 50 percent as the temperature registers a low in the upper-50s.

On Monday, a chance of showers is again in the forecast, with thunderstorms possible after 10 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the temperature will rise to a high in the low-70s. Chance of daytime precipitation is about 40 percent.

Nighttime brings a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low temperature reading in the mid-50s.

The outlook for Tuesday, according to the weather service, is cloudy, possible showers and temperatures in the 70s.