Southwestern Connecticut is headed into a wet, increasingly cold period as scattered showers across the region today at midday, according to the National Weather Service.

The showers are expected to begin after 11 a.m. as the daytime high temperature rises into the low-60s. Wind will be from the south between 8 and 11 mph.

Rain is likely overnight with temperatures expected to fall to the mid-40s, the NWS says. A north wind will register between 7 and 9 mph.

Tomorrow, there will be periods of rain with a daytime high of only about 48 degrees. There will be a northeast wind around 13 mph. Rain is also likely tomorrow night as the temperature tumbles to a low of about 31 degrees -- or the first time readings dip below freezing this season.

Friday should be sunny, with a high near 52 degrees. There is a slight chance of rain overnight and a low temperature around 39.

On Saturday, rain is likely, mainly after 9 a.m., the weather service predicts. The day is expected to be cloudy and breezy, with a high only in the mid-40s.