Fairfield forecast: A great day to clean up after Irene
Published 6:20 am, Wednesday, August 31, 2011
As the cleanup from Tropical Storm Irene continues in southwestern Connecticut -- and across the Northeast -- the outlook for the rest of the week is sunny, dry and warm.
The National Weather Service, however, has issued a flood warning for some of the state's larger rivers as the upstream runoff from the storm continues to swell waters over their banks.
Today will be mostly sunny with a daytime high temperature in the low-80s. The wind will be calm from the south at 4 to 7 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-60s.
Tomorrow also promises to be sunny, with a high in the upper-70s. Nighttime will be cloudy with a low of about 63 degrees.
Friday continues the streak of sunny days, with bright skies and a high of about 77 degrees. But overnight Friday night into early Saturday, the NWS says, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. The temperature will dip to a low in the low-60s.
The holiday weekend begins Saturday under partly sunny skies, the weather service predicts, with a high near 75 degrees.