The one-day, late-summer heat wave that gripped southwestern Connecticut yesterday is expected to break later today as a cold front storms into the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Daytime skies are expected to be mostly sunny as the temperature rises to about 80 degrees, but a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms arises in early afternoon.
Tonight, as the cold front moves in, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as the temperature dips to a low of about 60 degrees. Some of the storms could trigger downpours and strong winds, the NWS warns in a "hazardous weather outlook."
Tomorrow, odds of more precipitation are about 30 percent before 7 a.m. Clouds are expected to clear by later morning as the temperature rises to the upper-70s under sunny skies. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with the temperature tumbling to a low in the mid-40s.
On Saturday, skies should be sunny with a high temperature in the upper-60s. Night skies will also be clear with a low temperature again in the mid-40s.
More sun is in the forecast for Sunday, with a high temperature of about 70 degrees. Nighttime should be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-50s.
The outlook for Monday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 60s.