Sunny skies are forecast for this next-to-last day of 2010, according to the National Weather Service, but there is a chance of rain for the first day of 2011 in southwestern Connecticut.

The daytime high temperature today is expected to be about 36 degrees, with a northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Tomorrow, New Year's Eve, should be mostly sunny, with a high near 42 and a west wind between 6 and 8 mph. The new year will likely be greeted under cloudy skies and the temperature should be slightly above freezing.

There is a slight chance of showers Saturday, the first day of 2011, sometime after noon. The day is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 44. The possibility of showers continues into evening,

And rain is again possible Sunday, with temperatures in the mid-40s.