Rain is falling across southwestern Connecticut early this morning, and a lot more is in the forecast.

The National Weather Service warns not only that rain could be heavy later today and tonight, but that gusting winds could pose the threat of flooding.

Topping off the miserable forecast is the likelihood of patchy fog.

Temperatures should be relatively mild, with a daytime high of about 60 degrees, the NWS predicts.

Meanwhile, the weather service has issued both a hazardous weather warning and wind advisory. The steady rain -- sometimes downpours -- is expected to dump between 1 and 2 inches on the region. A south wind will propel the rain, clocking at between 22 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.

Tonight, showers should continue, mainly before midnight. The overnight low temperature should be around 38 degrees. Winds will be a little calmer, between 16 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

The rain and clouds move out Thursday, according to the NWS. It should be sunny, with a high near 45 degrees. There will be a west wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Nighttime low on Thursday should be about 33 degrees.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 46.