Westport weather: Winter ending on a sunny, cooler note
Published 6:50 am, Saturday, March 19, 2011
More sun is in the forecast for southwestern Connecticut, but the high temperature will be considerably cooler than yesterday's balmy readings, which crested at 76 degrees at the National Weather Service station in Stratford.
The NWS predicts the daytime high will be "only" about 50 degrees this last full day of winter, with a north wind 5 to 8 mph that later increases to between 17 and 20 mph.
Tonight will be clear and cold, as the temperature falls below the freezing mark to about 27 degrees. There will be a north wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Tomorrow will also be sunny with a high near 46 degrees, with the spring solstice set to arrive at 7:21 p.m.
The temperature for the first night of spring will fall to around 31 degrees, the NWS says.
There's a chance of snow Monday, the first full day of spring, then changing to rain about midday. Under cloudy skies, the high temperature will be about 40 degrees. Showers are possible Monday evening, mainly before 9 p.m.
Tuesday will be sunny, the weather service predicts, with a high near 45.