A very cold, blustery day -- possibly accented by snow flurries -- is on tap today for southwestern Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service.

The daytime high temperature will rise only to the upper-20s, the NWS says, even though skies will be partly sunny. There is a slight chance of snow flurries throughout the day, with a north wind between 10 and 20 mph, gusting as high as 31 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with the temperature tumbling to a low around 10 degrees -- but the wind-chill value will make it seem as though it is minus-2 degrees. A north wind will register between 10 and 16 mph.

Tomorrow, there is another slight chance of snow showers after 4 p.m., under growing cloudiness. The temperature will rise to a high in the upper-20s, although wind-chill values could make if feel as low as minus-2 degrees. There will be a west wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tomorrow night will be cloudy, with a low temperature in the low-20s.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and warmer with a high temperature near 38 degrees. Nighttime will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature around 28 degrees.

The warming trend will continue Friday, the weather service predicts, will a high temperature in the mid-40s.