Mild temps, showers will make weekend feel like April

This weekend won’t seem like winter.

High temperatures are expected to reach the low to mid 60s on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

There’s a good chance the high temperatures could break some records. The current high temperature record for Danbury on Jan. 11, 2019 is 58 degrees set in 2014; 56 degrees in Bridgeport and New Haven set in 1975; and 54 in Norfolk set in 2016.

And there’s a chance some April-like showers for both days. A thunderstorm is also possible Sunday morning.

The showers, however, will not make the weekend a total washout.

There will be plenty of rain-free times to enjoy the mild temperatures outside, according to the National Weather Service’s hourly forecast.

The best chance of precipitation - rain, not show - is between midnight Saturday through Sunday morning. Less than a quarter inch of rain is expected.

“A few places could see locally higher in any heavier downpours. The fast movement will prevent any significant rainfall.” the NWS says in its forecast discussion.

Friday and Saturday night could also have some fog caused by the low-level moisture and a southwest flow of air.

Forecast highs will be in the lower 50s for today and more in the upper 50s and 60s for this weekend.

Rain showers become more likely late Saturday night into early Sunday with a possible thunderstorm as well and this is when the cold front will be closer to the region.

The Northeast Regional Climate Center says temperatures this month in Connecticut are averaging around 8 degrees above normal.

Temperatures early next week will be cooler compared to the weekend, but still above normal in the middle and upper 40s.

The forecast

Today: A slight chance of showers between 3pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Wind chill values between 25 and 35 early. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight: Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Areas of fog before 1pm, then patchy fog after 5pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. South wind 7 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 a.m. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 56. South wind 11 to 14 mph.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10 a.m., then a chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. South wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.