Fairfield forecast: Today nice; weekend not
The uncharacteristically sunny spell for this savage winter in southwestern Connecticut continues today, but the prospects for a bright weekend are dim.
While today is expected to be bright and cold, the National Weather Service says that tomorrow there is a slight chance of snow showers between 1 and 5 p.m., then flurries are possible later.
Today, meanwhile, is expected to have clear skies, but a daytime high temperature of only about 30 degrees. There will be a west wind between 7 and 11 mph. Clouds move in tonight, and the temperature falls to the mid-20s.
Besides the possibility of snow, the NWS says tomorrow should actually be warmer, with a high about 37 degrees. After the chance of flurries passes about 7 p.m., the skies will be cloudy with a nighttime low of about 27 degrees.
On Sunday, there is a chance of rain and snow before noon, then changing to all rain as the temperature climbs to about 40 degrees. The day will be breezy, with a west wind between 11 and 21 mph. The chance of precipitation continues Sunday night before midnight.
By Monday the clouds begin clearing out, with a daytime high near 45 degrees, according to the weather service.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 34.