The forecast for the early part of this week in southwestern Connecticut looks an awful lot like much of last week: Cloudy with the strong chance of periodic showers, and possible thunderstorms, through at least Wednesday.

Today, according to the National Weather Service, the likelihood of precipitation increases after noon as the temperature reaches a high of 64 degrees. There will be a south wind between 7 and 14 mph.

More showers -- thunderstorms, too -- remain a possibility tonight, accompanied by fog. The low temperature will be about 59 degrees.

Tomorrow, isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms, are possible after 4 p.m. The morning is expected to be foggy with the temperature rising to about 74 degrees. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for tomorrow night with a low temperature around 60 degrees.

On Wednesday, there is a chance of showers, mainly before noon. But things may clear later, and the temperature will rise to a high of about 70 degrees under partly sunny skies.

The outlook for Thursday and Friday is brighter. The weather service predicts both days will be partly sunny with temperatures in the low 70s.