Planning to don an Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it? Better plan to bring along a rain slicker as well.

As rain falls steadily across southwestern Connecticut this morning, the National Weather Service predicts Easter Sunday will also be blessed with showers.

Thunderstorms also are in the glum outlook today, probably after 2 p.m., the NWS says. The high temperature will be about 51 degrees and the south wind will be clocked at between 16 and 23 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms are also possible tonight, with patchy fog. The temperature will be largely unchanged from daytime at about 50 degrees.

Easter Sunday morning dawns with a chance of showers, then there's a chance of thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Skies will be cloudy, but the temperature may rise to the mid-60s. A west wind will be calm at between 6 and 8 mph. Rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for tomorrow night, as the temperature falls to a low of about 53 degrees.

Monday, still more showers are possible, with a high of 59 degrees.

By Tuesday, the weather service predicts the Easter rain and clouds will clear out and it should be partly sunny with a temperature as high as 70 degrees.