Light rain is falling across southwestern Connecticut early this morning, but winds promise to clear precipitation away by midday, but the milder temperatures will begin to drop.

The National Weather Service says that as the rainy conditions of the last day are pushed from the region, the temperature will fall to about 30 degrees by 5 p.m. A southwest wind will register between 16 to 19 mph, later increasing to between 25 and 28 mph -- and gusts could be as strong as 47 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature around 25 degrees. Breezy conditions will persist, with a west wind 22 to 25 mph, then decreasing to between 11 and 14 mph.

Tomorrow should be partly sunny, with a high near 36 degrees. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature falling to about 15 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be sunny and cold, with a high temperature rising only to the upper-20s. Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 17 degrees.

The outlook for Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, is for sunny skies with a high temperature in the upper-30s, the weather service predicts.