Rain is in the forecast over the next few days for southwestern Connecticut.

The National Weather Service says the precipitation should start falling today after noon, with a daytime high temperature of about 53 degrees. There will be a northeast wind between 6 and 11 mph.

Showers are likely tonight, as the temperature falls to about 45 degrees, the NWS says. There will be an east wind between 13 and 15 mph.

And the rainy cycle continues tomorrow before midday, and thunderstorms are then possible in later afternoon. Skies will be cloudy and the high temperature is expected to be about 57 degrees. The threat of showers and thunderstorms continues tomorrow night until about 9 p.m., with an overnight low of about 45 degrees.

The should be a sunny break by Thursday, the NWS says, with clear skies and a high near 57, the NWS predicts. It will be breezy, with a west wind between 14 and 20 mph.

The outlook for Friday is for partly sunny skies, with a high near 56.