After a post-Christmas blizzard paralyzed southwestern Connecticut over the last three days, the forecast for the remaining days of 2010 is simple: sunny and increasingly warm.

That trend begins today, according to the National Weather Service, and runs right through New Year's Day.

Under mostly sunny skies, the high temperature today is expected to be about 36 degrees. The winds at 7 to 10 mph will calm down considerably from the gusts up to 50 mph that raked the region during the storm.

Tonight should be clear, with the low temperature of about 26 degrees.

Tomorrow should be the same, the NWS says, with sunny skies and a high of about 37. Tomorrow night will be clear, with a low of about 29 degrees.

Friday, New Year's Eve, also should be sunny, with a high in the mid-40s. And the region will ring in 2011 under partly cloudy skies and a nighttime low temperature that will hover at the freezing level.

Saturday, the first day of the new year, should be partly sunny with a daytime high in the mid-40s.