Fairfield forecast: Sunny prelude to mixed holiday weekend
As the cleanup after Tropical Storm Irene proceeds across southwestern Connecticut, the outlook for Labor Day weekend is a mixed bad.
Today should be mostly sunny, according to the National Weather Service, with a daytime high temperature near 76 degrees. There will be an east wind between 3 and 8 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 62 degrees.
Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a southwest wind between 3 and 10 mph. By tomorrow night, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms as clouds move in.
On Sunday, there continues to be a slight chance of precipitation early in the day, a possibility that increases to 50 percent by evening, the NWS says. Otherwise, daytime conditions will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees. The overnight temperature dips to about 68.
Monday, Labor Day, showers and thunderstorms are likely mainly before 2 p.m. The holiday will be cloudy, with a high near 76. By nighttime, there is still a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 degrees.
On Tuesday, the weather service predicts, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71.