The National Weather Service has issued advisories for possible forest fires and coastal flooding on Tuesday.

Tonight will also see the rising of the Pink Supermoon at 10:35 p.m. The moon will be 221,855 miles away from Earth at its fullest Tuesday night, making it the largest and brightest moon of the year.

Unfortuanately, the sky is expected to be about 70 percent cloudy tonight, according the the NWS hourly forecast. But, since the moon will still be full on Thursday night, with partly cloudy skies, better viewing conditions are likely.

According to NASA, the Maine Farmer's Almanac first published "Indian" names for the full Moons in the 1930s. According to this Almanac, as the full Moon in April and the first full Moon of spring, this is the Pink Moon, a name that comes from the herb moss pink, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox, which is native to the eastern U.S. and one of the earliest widespread flowers of Spring.

Other names for this moon include the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Fish Moon, as this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. This is the Pesach or Passover Moon. Pesach or Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday.

The closer moon will also affect the tides tonight.

For southern Fairfield and New Haven counties, tides up to a foot higher than normal are expected this evening. The flooding is expected to be minor in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline.High tide is around 8 p.m. Tuesday. For specific times, click here.

Temperatures on Tuesday will be several degrees above normal, with highs in the 60s. Temperatures on Wednesday will remain in the 60s, but should be cooler in the 50s for the rest of the region. Temperatures will be closer to normal on Thursday.

Rain moves in later tonight.

The forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 44. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light and variable wind.