Fairfield forecast: A post-storm Sunday clearing
Published 7:30 am, Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sunday is expected to live up to its name today in southwestern Connecticut as skies have cleared after last night's wind-whipped rain storm.
The sun broke through the remaining cloud cover early this morning and the National Weather Service predicts skies will remain bright for the remainder of the day as the temperature rises to a high in the mid-50-degree range. It will be breezy, but the wind will be nowhere near as intense as last night as gusts howled at 50 mph and above -- the west wind today should be 17 to 22 mph, with occasional gusts up to 36 mph.
Tonight is expected to see a partial return of clouds, as the temperature falls to a low of about 40 degrees. The west wind will calm to between 11 and 16 mph.
Tomorrow will be partially cloudy, with a high near 56 degrees. The west wind will between 13 and 16 mph. By tomorrow night, there is a chance of rain, with patchy fog after midnight. The low temperature is expected to be around 46.
On Tuesday, there is still a chance of rain. The weather service forecasts a daytime high temperature in the low-50s.