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New Canaan forecast: A summer classic, but ...

Published 6:09 am, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Today promises to be another sunny, warm example of a classic summer day in southwestern Connecticut, but things could take a stormy turn tomorrow.

The daytime high temperature today is expected to rise to a daytime high in the low-80s, according to the National Weather Service, with a variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-60s and a southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tomorrow, however, there is a strong chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to a "hazardous weather outlook" issued by the NWS. Skies will be mostly cloudy, and the threat of storms -- some with heavy rain and gusty winds -- is greatest after 3 p.m., with the odds rated at 70 percent. The daytime high temperature is expected to be in the upper-70s.

Storms remain in the forecast for tomorrow night, the odds rising to 80 percent. The overnight low temperature will be in the mid-60s.

On Friday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers before noon, the NWS says. Otherwise, skies should be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the mid-80s. Nighttime should be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high temperature in the low-80s. Night skies will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature in the mid-60s.

The outlook for Sunday, according to the weather service, is sunny and temperatures in the 80s.