Fairfield forecast: Foggy warm day, wind-whipped storm tonight
Updated 6:02 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thick fog shrouds much of southwestern Connecticut early this morning, a day when unseasonably warm daytime temperatures are expected to give way to heavy rain and strong winds overnight.
The National Weather Service says the daytime high temperature will rise to the mid-50s, with a southeast wind 5 to 14 mph, gusting as high as 28 mph.
Showers are expected after 3 p.m.; odds of afternoon precipitation are 70 percent, the NWS says.
Stormy conditions intensify overnight, the weather service says in a "hazardous weather outlook" issued for the region, with more rain -- heavy at times, even thunderstorms -- late tonight and early tomorrow as the temperature registers a low in the mid-40s.
It will be very windy as well, the NWS says in a high wind warning that is in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. tomorrow, with a south wind 16 to 21 mph, increasing to 24 to 29 mph after midnight -- and gusts that could be as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.
Tomorrow, there is a chance of showers, mainly before 9 a.m. Otherwise, skies are expected to partially clear and the daytime high temperature will be in the upper-30s. It will be windy again, with a west wind 17 to 23 mph, and gusts as high as 43 mph. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the upper-20s.
On Friday, there is a slight chance of snow showers after 1 p.m., with high temperatures in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday night will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature about 20 degrees.
Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-30s. There is a chance of snow showers Saturday night as temperatures dip to the mid-20s. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is cloudy, possible precipitation and temperatures in the 30s.