Westport weather: Warmer, then weekend winds
Published 5:45 am, Thursday, February 17, 2011
The warming trend continues today across southwestern Connecticut, with temperatures rising above the 40-degree mark at least through the weekend
Despite the relatively mild forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous" outlook for Saturday when it predicts there will be strong winds with gusts as high as 60 mph.
Today, however, winds from the west will be calm, registering at between 7 and 9 mph as the daytime high temperature rises to about 50 degrees under sunny skies. Tonight will be cloudy, with a low of about 39 degrees.
Tomorrow, the NWS says, there is a slight chance of showers through midday, with a high temperature of about 48. The west wind will be between 7 and 11 mph. The nighttime low will be about 36 degrees as winds pick up to between 14 and 17 mph.
Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-40s. But the day will be windy, with a west wind at between 22 and 32 mph, with gusts at least as high as 44 mph -- and possibly up to 60 mph.
Winds that powerful, the weather service warns, could knock down tree limbs and power lines.
Sunday should be partly sunny, with a high near 40.